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(196256) 2003 EH1

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Discovered by  LONEOS (699)
MPC designation  (196256) 2003 EH1
Observation arc  4035 days (11.05 yr)
Absolute magnitude  16.2
Discovery date  6 March 2003
Minor planet category  Amor NEO extinct comet
Discovered  6 March 2003
Asteroid group  Amor asteroid
(196256) 2003 EH1 httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu
Aphelion  5.055446 AU (756.2840 Gm) (Q)
Discoverer  Lowell Observatory Near-Earth-Object Search
Discovery site  Lowell Observatory, Anderson Mesa Station
Similar  96P/Machholz, C/1861 G1 (Thatcher), 3200 Phaethon, 55P/Tempel–Tuttle, 21P/Giacobini–Zinner

(196256) 2003 EH1 is a small Solar System body discovered in March 2003. Peter Jenniskens (2003–2004) proposed that it is the parent body of the Quadrantid meteor shower. 2003 EH1 is likely an extinct comet and may even be related to the comet C/1490 Y1. 2003 EH1 came to perihelion on 12 March 2014.

References

(196256) 2003 EH1 Wikipedia


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