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List of non-periodic comets
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List of non-periodic comets

Non-periodic comets are seen on only one occasion. They are usually on near-parabolic orbits that will not return to the vicinity of the Sun for thousands of years, if ever.

The official names of non-periodic comets begin with a "C"; comets that have been lost or disappeared have names that begin with a "D". An example of the latter is Comet Lexell, which is known to have been ejected from the solar system by Jupiter.

The following is a partial list of non-periodic comets that have appeared in the solar system:

Table of contents
1 After 1910 (alphabetical)
2 1910 and earlier (chronological)
3 See also
4 External links

After 1910 (alphabetical)

Comet Discoverer(s) or Namesake
Comet Arend-Roland (C/1956 R1) Sylvain Arend, Georges Roland
Comet Hale-Bopp (C/1995 O1) Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp
Comet Humason (C/1961 R1) Milton L. Humason
Comet Hyakutake (C/1996 B2) Yuji Hyakutake
Comet Ikeya-Seki (C/1965 S1) Kaoru Ikeya, Tsutomu Seki
Comet Kohoutek (C/1973 E1) Lubos Kohoutek
Comet Mrkos (C/1957 P1) Antonin Mrkos
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 (D/1993 F2) Eugene Shoemaker, Carolyn Shoemaker, David Levy
Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) John Francis Skjellerup, Edmundo Maristany
Comet West (C/1975 V1) Richard Martin West

1910 and earlier (chronological)

Comet Discoverer(s) or Namesake
Comet Lexell (D/1770 L1) Anders Lexell
Great Comet of 1807 (C/1807 R1 or 1807)
Great Comet of 1811 (C/1811 F1 or 1811 I)
Great March Comet of 1843 (C/1843 D1 or 1843 I)
Miss Mitchell's Comet (C/1847 T1 or 1847 VI) Maria Mitchell
Comet Donati (C/1858 L1 or 1858 VI) Giovanni Battista Donati
Great Comet of 1861 (C/1861 J1)
Comet Coggia (C/1874 H1 or 1874 III) Jerome Coggia
Great September Comet of 1882 (C/1882 R1)
Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1)
(not to be confused with the 1910 apparition of periodic Comet Halley)

See also

External links