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62P/Tsuchinshan, also known as Tsuchinshan 1, is a periodic comet discovered on 1965 January 1 at Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanking.[1]

62P/Tsuchinshan 1
Discovery
Discovered byPurple Mountain Observatory, Nanking
Discovery dateJanuary 1, 1965
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch2005-Jul-09
(JD 2453560.5)
Aphelion5.568 AU (Q)
Perihelion1.489 AU (q)
Semi-major axis3.528 AU (a)
Eccentricity0.5780
Orbital period6.63 yr[1]
Inclination10.50°
Last perihelion2017-Nov-16[2]
2011-Jun-30[3][4]
(unobserved)[1]
Next perihelion2023-Dec-25[2][5]

During the 2004 perihelion passage the comet brightened to about apparent magnitude 11.[6] The comet was not observed during the 2011 unfavorable apparition since the perihelion passage occurred when the comet was on the far side of the Sun.

On 2049 April 2 the comet will pass about 0.011 AU (1,600,000 km; 1,000,000 mi) from Mars.[7]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 62P/Tsuchinshan 1" (last observation: 2005-06-07; arc: 20.75 years). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  2. ^ a b "62P/Tsuchinshan Orbit". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2014-06-16.
  3. ^ Seiichi Yoshida (2010-11-28). "62P/Tsuchinshan 1". Seiichi Yoshida's Comet Catalog. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  4. ^ Syuichi Nakano (2008-05-04). "62P/Tsuchinshan 1 (NK 1604)". OAA Computing and Minor Planet Sections. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  5. ^ Horizons output. "Observer Table for Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 (2005)". Retrieved 2012-03-02. (Observer Location:@sun)
  6. ^ Seiichi Yoshida (2005-06-10). "62P/Tsuchinshan 1 (2004)". Seiichi Yoshida's Comet Catalog. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  7. ^ "JPL Close-Approach Data: 62P/Tsuchinshan 1" (last observation: 2005-06-07; arc: 20.75 years). Retrieved 2012-03-02.

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