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Subject: List of comets discovered by the LINEAR project, 159P/LONEOS, Comets, 161P/Hartley–IRAS, Antitail
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Discovered by LINEAR
Discovery date July 15, 2004
P/2004 NL21
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch March 6, 2006
Aphelion 5.878 AU
Perihelion 2.082 AU
Semi-major axis 3.98 AU
Eccentricity 0.4768
Orbital period 7.94 a
Inclination 17.2578°
Last perihelion September 18, 2012[1]
October 12, 2004
Next perihelion 2019-Dec-02[2]

160P/LINEAR is a periodic comet in the Solar System. The comet came to perihelion on 18 September 2012,[1] and reached about apparent magnitude 17.[3]


  1. ^ a b  
  2. ^ "160P/LINEAR Orbit".  
  3. ^ Seiichi Yoshida (2012-02-21). "160P/LINEAR (2012)". Seiichi Yoshida's Comet Catalog. Retrieved 2012-02-25. 

External links

  • Orbital simulation from JPL (Java) / Horizons Ephemeris
  • 160P on Seiichi Yoshida's comet list
  • Elements and Ephemeris for 160P/LINEAR – Minor Planet Center
Periodic comets (by number)
160P/LINEAR Next
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