Joel H. Metcalf|
Howard J. Brewington
|Discovery date||10 October 1906|
|1906 V2, 1991 A1|
|Orbital characteristics A|
|Epoch||27 August 2011|
|Observation arc||20 years (1991-2011)|
|No. of observations used||139|
|Semi-major axis||4.803 AU|
|Orbital period||10.5 yr|
|Last perihelion||20 August 2011|
|Next perihelion||15 February 2022|
97P/Metcalf–Brewington is a periodic Jupiter-family comet originally discovered by Joel H. Metcalf in 1906 but subsequently lost. A new observation in 1991 by Howard J. Brewington was matched to the 1906 sighting; the orbit was computed and the comet was observed again on its returns to perihelion in 2001 and 2011.
- Yoshida, Seiichi (2012-06-24). "97P/Metcalf-Brewington". Aerith Comet Catalog. Retrieved 2016-03-29.
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