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Comet Brorsen

Comet 5D/Brorsen

Proper NameBrorsen
Designation5D
Orbital inclination to the Ecliptic29.4°
Orbital Period5.5 years
Distance from the SunSemi-Major Axis: 463,922,000 km (3.10 AU)
Perihelion: 88,240,000 km (0.59 AU)
Aphelion: 839,604,000 km (5.61 AU)
Eccentricity0.8098
NotesA close encounter with Jupiter in 1842 pulled this comet into a relatively short orbit through the inner Solar System. It was regularly observed from Earth over the following decades, but since its last detection in 1879 it has not been seen again.

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