Comet 46/Wirtanen


24th February 2008 by Dave Storey





Comet Wirtanen was at magnitude +9.4 residing in the constellation Aries. This

periodic comet has an orbital period of 5.44 years. Distance from the earth is 0.92 AU (137 630 000 km / 85 519 000 miles) 

History: Discovered January 17th 1948 by Carl A Wirtanen at the Lick Observatory,
California.

Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/46P/Wirtanen



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