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Comet 209P/Linear

Comet 209P/Linear 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. It was discovered by Robert H. McNaught.Its orbit takes 5.09 years to travel round the Sun.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 17 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 62.7717 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 152.4928. 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 2019-06-13 at which point it was 0.967581 A.U. distance away.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 2.961, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Comet 209P/Linear orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 21.2586 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.673290, it is the degree at which Comet 209P/Linear orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Comet 209P/Linear Facts


TypeComet
DiscovererRobert H. McNaught
Orbital Period5.09
Absolute Magnitude17
Longitude Of Ascending Node62.7717
Argument of Perihelion152.4928
Perihelion Distance0.967581
Semi-Major Axis2.961
Orbital Inclination (degrees)21.2586
Orbital Eccentricity0.673290
Source(s)https://minorplanetcenter.net/iau/MPCORB.html

List of Meteor Showers linked to Comet 209P/Linear


Meteor ShowerPeak DateInclinationEccentricity
CamelopardalidsMay 2419.10000.6330


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