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31P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 2
Discovered by
Arnold Schwassmann Arno Arthur Wachmann
Discovery date
17 January, 1929
Alternative designations
1929 I; 1935 III; 1942 I; 1948 VII; 1955 I; 1961 VII; 1968 II; 1974 XIII; 1981 VI; 1987 XIX; 1994 II
Semi-major axis
4.232 AU
Eccentricity
0.1928
Orbital period
8.705
Inclination
4.5487°
Epoch
6 March, 2006
Dimensions
comet nucleus 6.2km
Aphelion
5.048 AU
Perihelion
3.416 AU
Last Perihelion(s)
29 September, 2010 - 18 January, 2002
Next Perihelion
6 July 2019
Last modified
29/12/2016 - 12:50