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Encke comet

LC control 85042986
LC classificationQB723.E3
Geographic headingEncke comet
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Variant(s)2P/Encke (Comet)
Comet 2P/Encke
Comet Encke
Encke's comet
See alsoComets
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Special noteThis heading is not valid for use as a geographic subdivision.
Found inNASA Thes. (Encke comet. Def.: A very faint comet with a periodicity of 3.3 years which is the shortest of any known comet)
Room, A. Dict. of astronomical names, 1988 (Encke's comet: named not after its discoverer but after the German astronomer who computer its return in 1822, Johann Franz Encke; after it had been initially discovered in 1786 by the French astronomer Pierre MeĢchain)
Mitton, J. Cambridge dict. of astronomy, 2001 (Comet Encke (2P/Encke))