Universe GuideSearchTwitterComments

72P/Denning-Fujikawa

72P/Denning-Fujikawa 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 17.5 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 26.6989 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 346.6717. 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 2014-07-04 at which point it was 0.786829 A.U. distance away.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 72P/Denning-Fujikawa orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 10.9172 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.817543, it is the degree at which 72P/Denning-Fujikawa orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

72P/Denning-Fujikawa Facts


TypeComet
Absolute Magnitude17.5
Longitude Of Ascending Node26.6989
Argument of Perihelion346.6717
Perihelion Distance0.786829
Orbital Inclination10.9172
Orbital Eccentricity0.817543
Sourcehttps://minorplanetcenter.net/iau/MPCORB.html

List of Meteor Showers linked to 72P/Denning-Fujikawa


Meteor ShowerPeak DateInclinationEccentricity
August Nu Aquariids12th August2.60000.7520


Comments and Questions

There's no register feature and no need to give an email address if you don't need to. All messages will be reviewed before being displayed. Comments may be merged or altered slightly such as if an email address is given in the main body of the comment.

   
x
This website is using cookies. More info. That's Fine