Discovery statistics and 1/a distribution of long-period comets detected during 1801–2017

  title={Discovery statistics and 1/a distribution of long-period comets detected during 1801–2017},
  author={Malgorzata Kr'olikowska and Piotr A. Dybczyński},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
For the last two decades we have been observing a huge increase in discoveries of long-period comets (LPCs), especially those with large-perihelion distances. We collected data for a full sample of LPCs discovered over the 1801-2017 period including their osculating orbits, discovery moments (to study the discovery distances), and original semimajor axes (to study the number ratio of large-perihelion to small-perihelion LPCs in function of 1/a-original, and to construct the precise distribution… 
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