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Comet Swift-Tuttle

Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle

Proper NameSwift-Tuttle
Designation109P
Orbital inclination to the Ecliptic113.45°
Orbital Period133.3 years
Distance from the SunSemi-Major Axis: 3,903,307,624 km (26.09 AU)
Perihelion: 143,641,721 km (0.96 AU)
Aphelion: 7,662,973,528 km (51.22 AU)
Eccentricity0.9632
NotesThis comet was discovered independently in 1862 by Lewis Swift and Horace Parnell Tuttle, and bears both of their names. In common with many comets, it is the source of a regular meteor shower, specifically the prominent Perseid shower see on Earth during late July and early August each year.

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