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7P/Pons-Winnecke 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 10 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 93.3799 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 172.5232. 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 2021-05-27 at which point it was 1.23561 A.U. distance away.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 7P/Pons-Winnecke orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 22.3618 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.638413, it is the degree at which 7P/Pons-Winnecke orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

7P/Pons-Winnecke Facts

Absolute Magnitude10
Longitude Of Ascending Node93.3799
Argument of Perihelion172.5232
Perihelion Distance1.23561
Orbital Inclination (degrees)22.3618
Orbital Eccentricity0.638413

List of Meteor Showers linked to 7P/Pons-Winnecke

Meteor ShowerPeak DateInclinationEccentricity
June BootidsJun. 28/29

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