Comet 81/P WIld
Comet 81/P Wild

Comet Wild 2 is a short periodic comet with an orbital period of 6 years. Before its close encounter with Jupiter during September 1974 his orbit was almost circular and had a 43 year period. But the gravitational pull of the giant gas planet made Wild 2 to a member of the inner solar system. In 2004 the comet was target of the NASA mission "Stardust", which took samples of the coma and returned them back to earth. Our image was obtained during a trip to southern france in February 2010 and shows a nice 1 degree long tail.


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Discoveries of Minor Planets

The table below lists all discoveries of minor planets made at Guidestar Observatory.
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Designation Discovery Date
Arc Classification Principal Designation
2010 RD75 06.09.2010 9 days
2010 EY20 08.03.2010 4 opps, 1997-2010 2005 VJ82
2010 ED12 09.03.2010 4 opps, 1997-2010 2010 ED12
2009 YT17 27.12.2009 3 opps, 2002-2009 2003 WL56
2009 UO19 20.10.2009 57 days main-belt
2009 UA88 19.10.2009 30 days main-belt
2008 RZ77 08.09.2008 20 days main-belt
2008 QX19 30.08.2008 10 days main-belt
2009 QS26 22.08.2009 5 opps, 2001-2009 main-belt 2009 QS26
2009 FB19 08.09.2008 2 opps, 2005-2009 main-belt 2005 AA34