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96P/Machholz 1
Discovered by
Donald Machholz
Discovery date
12 May 1986
Alternative designations
96P, Machholz, Machholz 1, 1986 J2, 1991 XII, 1986e, 1986 VII
Semi-major axis
3.0339 AU
Eccentricity
0.95921
Orbital period
5.28 yr
Inclination
58.312°
Epoch
6 September 2013 (JD 2456541.5)
Aphelion
5.9441 AU
Perihelion
0.12375 AU
Last Perihelion(s)
14 July 2012
Next Perihelion
27 October 2017
Last modified
16/12/2016 - 08:04