114P/Wiseman–Skiff

114P/Wiseman–Skiff is a periodic comet in the Solar System.

114P/Wiseman-Skiff
Discovery
Discovered byJennifer Wiseman
Brian A. Skiff
Discovery dateDecember 28, 1986
Alternative
designations
1986 Y1; 1987b; 1993 IX; 1993u; 1993 X2
Orbital characteristics A
EpochMay 28, 2013[1]
Aphelion5.5124 AU
Perihelion1.5748 AU
Semi-major axis3.5436 AU
Eccentricity0.55558
Orbital period6.67 a
Inclination18.284°
Jupiter MOID0.182 AU (27.2 million km)
Last perihelionJanuary 14, 2020[2]
May 13, 2013[3]
September 13, 2006
Next perihelion2026-Sep-15 (JPL Horizons last obs 2020-05-14)

It was discovered by Jennifer Wiseman in January 1987 on two photographic plates that had been taken on December 28, 1986, by Brian A. Skiff of Lowell Observatory. Wiseman and Skiff confirmed the comet on January 19, 1987.

Comet 114P/Wiseman–Skiff is believed to have been the parent body of a meteor shower on Mars and the source of the first meteor photographed from Mars on March 7, 2004.[4]

Aphelion is located near the orbit of Jupiter. On February 25, 2043, the comet will pass 0.179 AU (26.8 million km) from Jupiter.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Elements and Ephemeris for 114P/Wiseman-Skiff". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2011-05-26.
  2. ^ "114P/Wiseman-Skiff Orbit". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2014-06-17.
  3. ^ 114P at Kazuo Kinoshita home page
  4. ^ A martian meteor and its parent comet
  5. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 114P/Wiseman-Skiff". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Archived from the original on 2021-09-08. Retrieved 2021-09-08.

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