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Discovered by Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh
Discovery date August 19, 1977
1978 IV; 1992 II
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch March 6, 2006
Aphelion 9.224 AU
Perihelion 2.351 AU
Semi-major axis 5.787 AU
Eccentricity 0.5938
Orbital period 13.92 a
Inclination 5.0792°
Last perihelion December 25, 2005[1]
Next perihelion January 13, 2020[2]
2020-Jan-31 (B)

101P/Chernykh[3] is a periodic comet which was first discovered on August 19, 1977, by Nikolaj Stepanovich Chernykh.[4]

In 1992, 101P/Chernykh was observed to split. JPL concluded that the comet split in April 1991, when 3.3 AU from the Sun.[5]

The primary nucleus is 5.6 km (3.5 mi) in diameter.[1]


  1. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 101P/Chernykh". 2007-02-13. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  2. ^ Patrick Rocher (2007-02-13). "Note number : 0070 P/Chernykh : 101P".  
  3. ^ "Periodic Comet Numbers".  
  4. ^ Kronk, Gary W. "101p/Chernykh".  
  5. ^ Daniel W. E. Green (1991-11-21). "IAUC 5391: 1991o". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 

External links

  • Orbital simulation from JPL (Java) / Horizons Ephemeris
  • 101P/Chernykh – Seiichi Yoshida @
  • 101P at Gary W. Kronk's Cometography
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