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Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks: Identification with Comets C/1385 U1 and C/1457 A1

  title={Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks: Identification with Comets C/1385 U1 and C/1457 A1},
  author={M. Meyer and Takao Kobayashi and S. Nakano and D. Green},
Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks is an intermediate-period comet (orbital period around 71 years) comparable to 1P/Halley. The comet was seen first in 1812, and then again in 1883 and 1954. The comet was recovered in 2020 an will pass its perihelion passage 2024. We report the unambiguous identification of this comet with the historic comets C/1385 U1 and C/1457 A1; we were able to link both historic apparitions with 12P. The link is also supported by the historic descriptions of its appearance and… Expand

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