Swift

(1991 UX )
CURRENT POSITION: 17 VIR 54
Incl: 13.49187
Eccent: 0.1570692
Period: 4.213939721445 years
AU 2.6088282
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

18.10.1991 18:33 Kushiro 144e35 43n5 observations 1

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Named in memory of Lewis Swift (1820–1913), famous U.S. comet hunter. The first of his 13 discoveries, P/Swift-Tuttle (1862 III) {see planet  (5036) for the co-discoverer}, parent of the Perseid meteors, is also the most famous. He discovered his last comet at the age of 79. (M 22505)

Name suggested by I. Hasegawa.

Avastatud: 18-10-1991 Avastamiskoht: Kushiro Avastajad: Ueda, S., Kaneda, H.

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