271P/van Houten-Lemmon

Japanese version
Home page
Updated on July 25, 2015


* Profile

It was observed for only one month between September 24 and October 26 in 1960. Then it had been lost.

Because of the large perihelion distance of 4 A.U., it returns almost in the same condition every time. It is always faint.

LINEAR or NEAT have not surveyed yet at the return in 1995.

It was re-discovered in 2012 by the Mount Lemmon Survey, when it returned in the era of automated survey for the first time.

* Returns and Appearances

!Discovered *Appeared -Not observed #Appeared before discovery +Not observed before discovery .Returns in the future
2032 Mar. 22
* 271P/2012 TB36
2013 July 5
1995 Apr. 28
1977 Mar. 14
! 271P/1960 S1
1961 May 2


The perihelion dates between 1961 and 1995 are published on M.P.E.C. 2012-U98.


Copyright(C) Seiichi Yoshida (comet@aerith.net). All rights reserved.