192P/Shoemaker-Levy 1

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Updated on June 9, 2024


* Profile

Bright periodic comet, but it had not been discovered until 1990. At the discovery, it had already passed the perihelion two months before, and faded out rapidly. So, it was supposed to be a temporary outburst. But it was observed at the same brightness in the next return in 2007.

This comet tends to brighten and fade out rapidly. And the light curve is asymmetric to the perihelion. It reaches to the maximum brightness about 50 days after perihelion passage.

Kazuo Kinoshita's calculation revealed that the orbital elements of this comet have not been changed so much since 1888. So it is expected to show the same light curve in every apparition.

* Returns and Appearances

!Discovered *Appeared -Not observed #Appeared before discovery +Not observed before discovery .Returns in the future
* 192P
2024 May 24
* 192P/2007 T3
2007 Dec. 17
! 192P/1990 V1
1990 Sept.18


The perihelion dates in the past appearances are printed on Catalog of Cometary Orbits 1996.
The past and future orbital elements calculated by Kazuo Kinoshita (http://www9.ocn.ne.jp/~comet/pcmtn/0192p.htm).


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