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73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3
Discovered by
Arnold Schwassmann Arno Arthur Wachmann
Discovery date
2 May 1930
Alternative designations
1930 VI; 1979 VIII; 1990 VIII; 1994w
Semi-major axis
3.063 AU
Eccentricity
0.6923
Orbital period
5.36 yr
Inclination
11.379°
Epoch
8 February 2011 (JD 2455600.5)
Aphelion
5.184 AU
Perihelion
0.9426 AU
Last Perihelion(s)
16 October 2011 - 6 June 2006
Next Perihelion
16 March 2017
Last modified
14/12/2016 - 04:45