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79P/du Toit-Hartley
Discovered by
Daniel du Toit, Boyden Observatory, South Africa and Malcolm Hartley of the UK Schmidt Telescope Unit, Siding Spring, Australia
Discovery date
9 April 1945
Alternative designations
1987 IX, 1986q, 79P/1982 C1-A, 1982 II, 1982b, 79P/1945 G1, 1945 II, 1945c
Semi-major axis
2.9460 AU
Eccentricity
0.6187
Orbital period
5.06 a
Inclination
3.145°
Epoch
9 December 2014
Aphelion
4.83 AU
Perihelion
1.1233 AU
Last Perihelion(s)
23 Aug 2013
Next Perihelion
13 Sep 2018
Last modified
14/12/2016 - 07:58