34D/Gale

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34D/Gale
Discovery
Discovered by Walter Frederick Gale
Discovery date June 7, 1927
Alternative
designations
1927 L1, 1938 L1
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch July 1, 1938
Aphelion 8.7 AU
Perihelion 1.18 AU[1]
Semi-major axis 4.94 AU
Eccentricity 0.76
Orbital period 10.99 a
Inclination 11.72 °
Next perihelion Lost

Comet Gale is a periodic comet in the Solar System discovered by Walter Frederick Gale (Sydney, Australia) on June 7, 1927.

The second apparition was calculated for 1938, but Gale failed to find it, however, it was recalculated by Leland E. Cunningham who later recovered it for that year.

The 1949 apparition was never detected, and due to unfavourable conditions ever since it has never been recovered and it remains a lost comet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 34D/Gale". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 1938 (LOST!). Retrieved 2010-02-28. 

External links[edit]

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