Comets - 333P (LINEAR) - 0333P
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 3 April 2016 Perihelion Distance (q) 1.1 Aphelion Distance (Q) 7.3 Period (Years)   8.7 Eccentricity (e)   0.74 Inclination (i)   131.9 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 6 May 2018
COMETS COMETS
DEEP SKY DEEP SKY
This highly unusual asteroid was discovered by LINEAR with the 1.0m reflector on 2007 November 4. It has a retrograde orbit with a period of 7.6 years and perihelion was at 1.09 au at the end of July 2007. In the current orbit it can approach to within 0.25 au of Jupiter and 0.14 au of the Earth. The object has the shortest known retrograde orbit and showed no sign of cometary activity at this return. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 23-Feb-16 15.20 0.08 12.8 0.2 22-Mar-16 15.16 0.04 13.4 0.2 23-Aug-16 18.64 0.63 18.2 0.2 30-Aug-16 18.85 0.26 16.6 0.2 06-Sep-16 18.58 0.11 18.4 0.2 01-Oct-16 18.93 0.36 18.6 0.2
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