41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak

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Updated on December 9, 2012

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* Profile

Outbursts occur frequently. The light curve is unpredictable in every apparition. Especially, a major outburst of about 10 mag happened in 1973 and the comet has reached to 4 mag.

Even if no major outburst occurs, it seems to have a trend of rapid brightening and fading around the perihelion passage.

Kazuo Kinoshita's calculation revealed that it will approach to the Earth down to only 0.1484 A.U. on 2017 Apr. 5. It will be observable in excellent condition and reach to 5.5 mag. The approach is only 8 days prior to the perihelion passage. Therefore it is highly expected that an outburst occurs and the comet will be a naked eye object.

* Returns and Appearances

!Discovered *Appeared -Not observed #Appeared before discovery +Not observed before discovery .Returns in the future
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2017 Apr. 13
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2011 Nov. 12
* 41P
2006 June 11
* 41P
2001 Jan. 6
* 41P
1995 July 28
* 41P
1990 Feb. 8
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1984 July 28
* 41P
1978 Dec. 25
* 41P
1973 May 30
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1967 Nov. 5
* 41P
1962 Apr. 23
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1956 Oct. 27
* 41P/1951 H1
1951 May 9
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1945 Nov. 19
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1940 June 3
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1934 Dec. 16
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1929 June 28
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1924 Jan. 7
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1918 July 12
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1912 Dec. 26
* 41P/1907 L1
1907 May 29
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1901 Oct. 28
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1896 Feb. 21
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1890 June 19
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1885 Jan. 30
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1879 Sept.20
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1874 May 15
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1869 Jan. 9
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1863 Sept. 7
! 41P/1858 J1
1858 May 3

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The perihelion dates in the past appearances are printed on Catalog of Cometary Orbits 1996.
The perihelion dates of non-observed returns from 1901 to 1984 are calculated using the Minor Planet & Comet Ephemeris Service.
The perihelion dates of non-observed returns from 1863 to 1896 are calculated by Kazuo Kinoshita (http://www9.ocn.ne.jp/~comet/pcmtn/0041p.htm).
Information on the discovery and historical highlights are available at General Comet Info (Gary W. Kronk).
Orbital elements in the past and future are calculated by Kazuo Kinoshita (http://www9.ocn.ne.jp/~comet/pcmtn/0041p.htm).

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