116P/Wild, also known as Wild 4, is a periodic comet in the Solar System. It fits the definition of an Encke-type comet with (TJupiter > 3; a < aJupiter).

116P/Wild
Discovery
Discovered byPaul Wild
Discovery dateJanuary 21, 1990
Alternative
designations
1990 X; 1994 V1
Orbital characteristics A
EpochMarch 6, 2006
Aphelion4.784 AU
Perihelion2.172 AU
Semi-major axis3.478 AU
Eccentricity0.3755
Orbital period6.486 a
Inclination3.6154°
Last perihelionJanuary 11, 2016
July 18, 2009
Next perihelion2022-Jul-16[1]

On 4 November 2042 the comet will pass about 0.029 AU (4,300,000 km; 2,700,000 mi) from Ceres.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "116P/Wild Orbit". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  2. ^ "JPL Close-Approach Data: 116P/Wild 4" (2010-07-18 last obs). Retrieved 2012-02-24.

External linksEdit

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