99P/Kowal, also known as Kowal 1, is a periodic comet in the Solar System.

99P/Kowal
Discovery
Discovered byCharles T. Kowal
Discovery dateApril 24, 1977
Alternative
designations
1977 III; 1992 VI
Orbital characteristics A
EpochMarch 6, 2006
Aphelion7.48 AU
Perihelion4.719 AU
Semi-major axis6.099 AU
Eccentricity0.2264
Orbital period15.06 a
Inclination4.3462°
Last perihelionJanuary 15, 2007
Next perihelionApril 12, 2022[1][2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ MPC
  2. ^ 99P past, present and future orbital elements
  3. ^ Horizons output. "Observer Table for Comet 99P/Kowal 1 (2010)". Retrieved 2012-02-20. (Observer Location:@sun)

External linksEdit

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