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114P/Wiseman–Skiff is a periodic comet in the Solar System.

114P/Wiseman-Skiff
Discovery
Discovered byJennifer Wiseman
Brian A. Skiff
Discovery dateDecember 28, 1986
Alternative
designations
1986 Y1; 1987b; 1993 IX; 1993u; 1993 X2
Orbital characteristics A
EpochMay 28, 2013[1]
Aphelion5.512400 AU
Perihelion1.574858 AU
Semi-major axis3.543629 AU
Eccentricity0.555581
Orbital period6.677 129 8393 a
Inclination18.2840°
Last perihelionMay 13, 2013[2]
September 13, 2006
Next perihelion2020-Jan-14[3]

It was discovered by Jennifer Wiseman in January 1987 on two photographic plates that had been taken on December 28, 1986, by Brian A. Skiff of Lowell Observatory. Wiseman and Skiff confirmed the comet on January 19, 1987.

Comet 114P/Wiseman–Skiff is believed to have been the parent body of the first meteor photographed from Mars.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Elements and Ephemeris for 114P/Wiseman-Skiff". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2011-05-26.
  2. ^ 114P at Kazuo Kinoshita home page
  3. ^ "114P/Wiseman-Skiff Orbit". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2014-06-17.

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