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8P/Tuttle 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 8 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 270.2142 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 207.5239. 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 2021-08-28 at which point it was 1.025774 A.U. distance away.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 8P/Tuttle orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 54.917 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.819886, it is the degree at which 8P/Tuttle orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

8P/Tuttle Facts

Absolute Magnitude8
Longitude Of Ascending Node270.2142
Argument of Perihelion207.5239
Perihelion Distance1.025774
Orbital Inclination (degrees)54.917
Orbital Eccentricity0.819886

List of Meteor Showers linked to 8P/Tuttle

Meteor ShowerPeak DateInclinationEccentricity
UrsidsDec. 2252.60000.8070

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