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78P/Gehrels 2
Discovered by
Tom Gehrels
Discovery date
29 September 1973
Alternative designations
1973 XI; 1981 XVII; 1989 XVII
Semi-major axis
3.735 AU
Eccentricity
0.4622
Orbital period
7.22 yr
Inclination
6.2530°
Epoch
6 March 2006
Aphelion
5.462 AU
Perihelion
2.009 AU
Last Perihelion(s)
12 January 2012 - 27 October 2004
Next Perihelion
2 April 2019
Last modified
14/12/2016 - 07:54