157P/Tritton
Discovery
Discovered byKeith Tritton
Discovery dateFebruary 11, 1978
Alternative
designations
1977 XIII
Orbital characteristics A
EpochMarch 6, 2006
Aphelion5.503 AU
Perihelion1.415 AU
Semi-major axis3.459 AU
Eccentricity0.5909
Orbital period6.433 a
Inclination7.1263°
Last perihelionJune 10, 2016[1]
February 20, 2010
Next perihelion2022-Sep-09[2]

157P/Tritton is a periodic comet in the Solar System.

Discovery

Keith Tritton (U. K. Schmidt Telescope Unit, Coonabarabran) discovered this comet on a deep IIIa-J exposure made with the 122-cm Schmidt telescope on 1978 February 11.66.[3]

Historical Highlights

References

  1. ^ Syuichi Nakano (2012-03-24). "157P/Tritton (NK 1900)". OAA Computing and Minor Planet Sections. Retrieved 2012-02-25.
  2. ^ "157P/Tritton Orbit". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2017-04-09.
  3. ^ a b "157P/Tritton". Archived from the original on 2006-03-16. Retrieved 2006-02-22.