Tagged: Encke

Comet 2P/Encke: 21 Feb. 2017

Comet 2P/Encke: an image (21 Feb. 2017)

Comet 2P/Encke is a periodic comet, showing the shortest orbital period (3.3 years) known among the brightest objects of its kind. It will reach its next perihelion on 10 Mar. 2017. The image above...

Comet 2P/Encke – 14 Sept. 2013

Comet 2P/Encke: an image (14 Sept. 2013)

  While comet Ison is approaching and comet C/2013 R1 Lovejoy was just discovered, we wanted to observe another comet, too: comet 2P/Encke. It is a periodic comet orbiting the Sun once every three years, being...