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169P/NEAT is a comet, a celestial body that travels in from the far reaches of the cosmos that when it gets closer to the sun begins to burn away and produce a long tail. It is composed mainly of ice and dust.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 16 which is the brightness of the object. A higher absolute magnitude means that the object is faint whereas a very low number means it is very bright.

The Longitude of Ascending Node of the object is 176.0858 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 218.0883. It is the angle along the orbit of a planet or other Solar System object as measured from the ascending node (analogous to right ascension and longitude) Ref:Hawaii.

The closest the Comet came to its orbitting target was 2018-04-30 at which point it was 0.603683 A.U. distance away.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 169P/NEAT orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 11.2953 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.767999, it is the degree at which 169P/NEAT orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

169P/NEAT Facts

Absolute Magnitude16
Longitude Of Ascending Node176.0858
Argument of Perihelion218.0883
Perihelion Distance0.603683
Orbital Inclination (degrees)11.2953
Orbital Eccentricity0.767999

List of Meteor Showers linked to 169P/NEAT

Meteor ShowerPeak DateInclinationEccentricity
Alpha CapricornidsJul 307.50000.7740

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