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95P/Chiron - 2060 Chiron (1977 UB)
Discovered by
Charles T. Kowal
Discovery date
18 October 1977
Alternative designations
1977 UB
Semi-major axis
13.637 AU (2.0401 Tm) (a)
Eccentricity
0.38271 (e)
Orbital period
50.36 yr (18394 d)
Mean anomaly
142.18° (M)
Inclination
6.9447° (i)
Longitude of ascending node
209.23° (Ω)
Argument of perihelion
339.46° (ω)
Sidereal rotation period
5.918 h (0.2466 d)
Albedo
0.16±0.03,
Apparent magnitude
~ 18.7 15.6 (Perihelic opposition)
Absolute Magnitude
5.92±0.20 or 7.26 (in 1997)
Epoch
13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Observation arc
120.74 yr (44100 days)
Aphelion
18.856 AU (2.8208 Tm) (Q)
Perihelion
8.4181 AU (1.25933 Tm) (q)
Last modified
16/12/2016 - 05:34