|Discovered by||Sergi Ivanovich Beljawsky|
|Discovery date||September 29, 1911|
|1911 IV, 1911g, Comet Beljawsky|
|Orbital characteristics A|
|Epoch||19111000 (JD 2419321.0) |
|Semi-major axis||2064.11 AU|
|Last perihelion||October 10, 1911|
Comet Beljawsky is also known as 1911 IV and 1911g according to the naming conventions at the time. The comet was discovered by the Russian astronomer Sergei Ivanovich Beljawsky September 29, 1911 and shortly thereafter it was independently seen by four or five other observers in the United States and probably by others throughout the world. At the time it was discovered, the comet was near to the Sun which made observations difficult. However, several days after discovery it was a naked eye object for a few days in the morning sky and later, after perihelion, as an evening object. It faded rapidly, becoming visible only in telescopes and was last seen on February 17, 1912. The comet sported a tail 8 to 10 degrees in length. In mid-October it was visible in the evening sky at the same time as another bright comet, C/1911 O1 Brooks.
- JPL Small-Body Database
- Curtis, HD , Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1911
- Leon, Luis G. (1911). Popular Astronomy. Volume 19. Goodsell Observatory of Carleton College. p. 575.
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- Bortle, J The Bright Comet Chronicles, International Comet Quarterly, 1998
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