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Comet Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova

Comet Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova 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. Its orbit takes 5.29 years to travel round the Sun.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 13.5 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 87.7355 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 327.9523. 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 2016-12-30 at which point it was 0.548688 A.U. distance away.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 3.02, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Comet Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 4.3225 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.819883, it is the degree at which Comet Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

Comet Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Facts

Orbital Period5.29
Absolute Magnitude13.5
Longitude Of Ascending Node87.7355
Argument of Perihelion327.9523
Perihelion Distance0.548688
Semi-Major Axis3.02
Orbital Inclination (degrees)4.3225
Orbital Eccentricity0.819883

List of Meteor Showers linked to Comet Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova

Meteor ShowerPeak DateInclinationEccentricity
August delta Capricornids19th August2.8000

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