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2P/Encke - Comet Encke
Discovered by
Pierre Méchain; Johann Franz Encke (recognition of periodicity)
Discovery date
17 January 1786
Eccentricity
0.8471
Orbital period
3.30
Inclination
11.76°
TJupiter
3.026
Dimensions
4.8km
Aphelion
4.11
Perihelion
0.3302
Last Perihelion(s)
21 November 2013, 10 March 2017
Next Perihelion
25-27 June 2020
Last modified
14/04/2017 - 07:00