· · · ·

Comet Pons-Winnecke

Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke

Proper NamePons-Winnecke
Orbital inclination to the Ecliptic22.3°
Orbital Period6.4 years
Distance from the SunSemi-Major Axis: 513,719,000 km (3.43 AU)
Perihelion: 188,021,000 km (1.26 AU)
Aphelion: 839,417,000 km (5.61 AU)
NotesA short-period comet that completes each orbit through the inner Solar System in six years and 135 days, travelling out beyond the orbit of Jupiter at its farthest point from the Sun. This comet is the source of the meteor shower known as the June Boötids.