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Perihelion date: 13 June 2022
Perihelion distance (q): 1.6
Aphelion distance (Q) : 5.6
Period (years): 6.9
Eccentricity (e): 0.55
Inclination (i): 3.7
JPL orbit diagram
Early in 1967, Jean H. Anderson (Department of Astronomy, University of Minnesota,
USA) was examining plates obtained with the Schmidt telescope at Palomar
Observatory. On plates obtained by W. J. Luyten on 22-25 November 1963, she
found images of a 16th-magnitude comet. The comet exhibited a tail about 3 arc
minutes long. The period was too uncertain for searches at later returns.
In the course of a routine search for near-Earth objects, LINEAR discovered an
apparently asteroidal object on 24 September 2000. The magnitude was given as
19.8. The object was officially announced as a comet on 25 November. On 23
December, the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams announced that S.
Nakano had linked this comet with that announced by Anderson in 1967.
The comet had passed close to Jupiter in August 1961 (0.10 AU) and April 1985
Observations (VEMag = visual equivalent magnitude)