|Discovery date||March 15, 2002|
|Orbital characteristics A|
|Semi-major axis||2.6021 AU|
|Orbital period||4.1975 yr|
|Last perihelion||2018 April 29|
2014 February 15
2009 November 30
169/NEAT is a periodic comet in the Solar System. It is the parent body of the alpha Capricornids meteor shower. 169/NEAT may be related to comet P/2003 T12 (SOHO). It comes to perihelion (closest approach to the Sun) on 9 July 2022. On 13 July 2022 it will pass 0.1395 AU (20.87 million km) from Venus. On 11 August 2026 it will pass 0.1672 AU (25.01 million km) from Earth and then come to perihelion on 21 September 2026.
169P is a low activity comet roughly a few kilometers in diameter. 169P and the smaller body P/2003 T12 likely fragmented from a parent body roughly 2900 years ago.
It is the parent body of the Alpha Capricornids meteor shower in late July.