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35P/Herschel-Rigollet
Classification: Halley-type Comet* [NEO]          SPK-ID: 1000043
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Orbit Diagram
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Orbit Viewer

Additional Notes: the orbits shown in the applet are color coded. The planets are white lines, and the asteroid/comet is a blue line. The bright white line indicates the portion of the orbit that is above the ecliptic plane, and the darker portion is below the ecliptic plane. Likewise for the asteroid/comet orbit, the light blue indicates the portion above the ecliptic plane, and the dark blue the portion below the ecliptic plane.

Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).


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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2429480.5 (1939-Aug-05.0) TDB
Reference: SAO/1939 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e 0.97405 n/a  
a 28.8435453 n/a AU
q 0.74849 n/a AU
i 64.207 n/a deg
node 355.980 n/a deg
peri 29.298 n/a deg
M 359.9715976 n/a deg
tp 2429484.964
(1939-Aug-09.46400000)
n/a JED
period 56613.75
155.00
n/a
n/a
d
yr
n 0.0063625 n/a deg/d
Q 56.9386006 n/a AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      75  
   first obs. used      1788-??-??  
   last obs. used      1940-??-??  
   producer      Marsden  

Additional Information
 T_jup = 0.644 
 2008 SAO Comet Catalog 

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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
comet total magnitude M1 8.3 mag n/a Bull. Astron. Inst. Czechosl., v.40 (1989)  
comet total magnitude slope K1 10   n/a Bull. Astron. Inst. Czechosl., v.40 (1989)  

35P/Herschel-Rigollet          Discovered 1788-Dec-21 by Herschel, Caroline at Slough
Reference: comet.disLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 Perihelion 
Year
(est.)
 New-Style 
Desig
Roman
 Numeral 
Year/
 Letter 
 1939.6   35P/1939 O1   1939 VI   1939h 
 1784.6   35P/1788 Y1   1788 II   
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