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Discovered by William Kwong Yu Yeung
Discovery date January 21, 2002
2002 BV
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch March 6, 2006
Aphelion 4.786 AU
Perihelion 2.241 AU
Semi-major axis 3.514 AU
Eccentricity 0.3621
Orbital period 6.587 a
Inclination 11.5194°
Last perihelion October 12, 2008
Next perihelion March 13, 2017[1][2]

172P/Yeung is a periodic comet in the solar system.


  1. ^  
  2. ^ 172P past, present and future orbital elements

External links

  • Orbital simulation from JPL (Java) / Horizons Ephemeris
  • 172P on Seiichi Yoshida's comet list
  • 172P on Gary Kronk's Cometography
  • 172P/Yeung at the JPL Small-Body Database
  • Discovery · Orbit diagram · Orbital elements · Physical parameters
Periodic comets (by number)
172P/Yeung Next
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