Comet 9P/Tempel 1

Orbital characteristics

Epoch 18-Dec-2015 (2454042.5 JD)
Apoapsis4.7383 AU
7.0884×108 km
Periapsis1.5066 AU
2.2538×108 km
Semi-major axis3.1225 AU
4.6711×108 km
Eccentrity0.5174957
Inclination10.530 °
Longitude of asc. node68.933 °
Argument of periapsis178.88 °
Orbital period2015.32 days
5.518 years
Avg. orbital speed15.66 km/s

Physical characteristics

Mean diameter6.0000 km
Extent7.6x4.9 km
Rotation period (synodic)40.700 hours
Albedo0.050
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Models

Models are given in Stanford Triangle Format (PLY) and Alias Waveform Format (OBJ) - you can use MeshLab or any other tool to convert them to other formats.

Please note that the models are in planetocentric coordinate system, with Z axis passing through north pole. Actual rotational axis may differ from planetocentric poles, especially for small irregular bodies.


Surface Textures

Textures are simple cylindrical projections with prime meridian at the middle, provided at the highest resolution available.

Last Modified: 30 May 2017