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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The following observations were published in the Minor Planet Center Electronic Circulars
and can also be found at the NeoDys page of Guidestar Observatory

MPEC Category Measured Objects Date
Total 1424 positions
MPEC K08N14 DOU K08M01Q (05.07.08)
MPEC K08N08 NEOCP 2008 NA (01.07.08)
MPEC K08N01 NEOCP 2008 MP1 (30.06.08)
MPEC K08M46 DOU K08L16Q (29.06.08)
MPEC K08M44 DOU K08L08W, K08L16V (28.06.08)
MPEC K08M23 DOU K00M01U, K05T45G, K08L08W, K08L16V (21.06.08)
MPEC K08J62 NEOCP 2008 JO24 (11.05.08)
MPEC K08J51 DOU K08J00J (10.05.08)
MPEC K08J48 DOU K08J19S (08.05.08)
MPEC K08J47 NEOCP 2008 JV19 (08.05.08)
MPEC K08J42 NEOCP 2008 JP14 (07.05.08)
MPEC K08J41 DOU K08J14O (07.05.08)
MPEC K08J34 DOU K08H03R, K08H03S (05.05.08)
MPEC K08J30 DOU K08H03R, K08J00N (05.05.08)
MPEC K08J19 NEOCP 2008 JN (02.05.08)
MPEC K08J17 NEOCP COMET C/2008 J1 (BOATTINI) (03.05.08)
MPEC K08F61 NEOCP 2008 FU6 (30.03.08)
MPEC K08F24 DOU K08B18, K08E00S (23.03.08)
MPEC K08E52 DOU K08A04F, K08E01K (05.03.08)
MPEC K08D14 NEOCP 2008 DB (19.02.08)
MPEC K08D13 DOU K02T66D, K08C01N (19.02.08)
MPEC K08D05 DOU 2008 CZ118, 2008 CB22, 2004 SB20 (16.02.08)
MPEC K08D01 DOU 2007 RV9 (16.02.08)
MPEC K08C86 NEOCP 2008 CO116 (11.02.08)
MPEC K08C77 DOU F3591 (11.02.08)
MPEC K08C68 NEOCP 2008 C70 (09.02.08)
MPEC K08C53 NEOCP 2008 CB22 (08.02.08)
MPEC K08C48 DOU 2008 AF4, 2008 CL20 (08.02.08)
MPEC K08C47 NEOCP 2008 CM20 (08.02.08)
MPEC K08C28 NEOCP 2008 CN1 (03.02.08)
MPEC K08C27 NEOCP 2008 CM1 (02.02.08)
MPEC K08C23 DOU 2008 AF4, 2008 BD15, (03.02.08)
MPEC K08C17 DOU 2008 CP, 2008 CO (02.02.08)
MPEC K08A70 NEOCP 2008 AB31 (confirmation of G96 discovery) (13.01.08)
MPEC K08A69 NEOCP 2008 AA31 (13.01.08)
MPEC K08A68 NEOCP 2008 AZ30 (13.01.08)
MPEC K08A33 DOU 2008 AD, 2007 YH, 2007 XA23 (06.01.08)
MPEC K08A13 NEOCP 2007 YS56 (01.01.08)
MPEC K08A08 NEOCP 2007 YN56 (01.01.08)
MPEC K07Y40 DOU 140288 (21.12.07)
MPEC K07Y33 DOU 2007 YN1, 140288 (20.12.07)
MPEC K07Y30 DOU 2007 XT3 (18.12.07)
MPEC K07Y29 NEOCP 2007 YN1 (18.12.07)
MPEC K07Y28 NEOCP 2007 YM1 (18.12.07)
MPEC K07Y21 DOU 2005 XK8 (18.12.07)
MPEC K07Y20 NEOCP 2007 XZ (17.12.07)
MPEC K07Y02 DOU 2007 XC10 (15.12.07)
MPEC K07Y01 NEOCP 2007 XT23 (15.12.07)
MPEC K07W79 DOU 2007 WZ4, 2007 WV4, 66272, 152742 (28.11.07)
MPEC K07W65 DOU 2007 VT6, 2007 VM184, 66272, 152742 (24.11.07)
MPEC K07W27 NEOCP 2007 WP3 (18.11.07)
MPEC K07W25 NEOCP 2007 WM3 (18.11.07)
MPEC K07W20 NEOCP 2005 GL (18.11.07)
MPEC K07V43 DOU 2007 VV6 (05.11.07)
MPEC K07V38 NEOCP 2007 VX7 (05.11.07)
MPEC K07V01 DOU 2007 UK40 (31.10.07)
MPEC K07U96 DOU 2007 US12 (30.10.07)
MPEC K07U84 NEOCP 2007 UN12 (22.10.07)
MPEC K07U49 DOU 2007 UD6 (20.10.07)
MPEC K07U43 DOU 2007 TM15 (20.10.07)
MPEC K07U43 NEOCP 2007 UW3 (20.10.07)
MPEC K07U17 DOU 2007 SP6, 2007 TC23 (16.10.07)
MPEC K07TA7 NEOCP 2007 TV68 (14.10.07)
MPEC K07TA3 DOU 2007 TF68 (13.10.07)
MPEC K07S17 NEOCP 2007 SJ (18.09.07)
MPEC K07S10 NEOCP 2007 RP133 (Confirmation of 699 Discovery (15.09.07)
MPEC K07S03 DOU 2007 RY19 (16.09.07)
MPEC K07S02 NEOCP Comet P/2007 R3 (GIBBS) (16.09.07)
MPEC K07R75 NEOCP 2007 RQ17 (13.09.07)
MPEC K07R63 NEOCP 2004 DM44 (12.09.07)
MPEC K07R66 NEOCP 2007 RR12 (12.09.07)
MPEC K07L39 NEOCP 2007 LT (10.06.07)
MPEC K07L36 DOU 2007 DF8, 2007 DZ40, 2007 LF, 2007 LL (09.06.07)
MPEC K07L34 DOU 2005 AD13, 2006 KE89, 2007 LF, 2007 LL (08.06.07)
MPEC K07L24 DOU 2007 HX82, 2007 LA, 2007 LF (07.06.07)
MPEC K07K57 COMET C/2007 K4 (Gibbs) (25.05.07)
MPEC K07K55 DOU 2007 KE4 (25.05.07)
MPEC K07K51 COMET C/2007 K1 (Lemmon) (18.05.07)
MPEC K07K37 DOU 2006 WE129, 2007 KW2 (23.05.07)
MPEC K07K22 DOU 2007 JZ20, 2007 JH22, 2007 KE (18.05.07)
MPEC K07K19 NEOCP 2007 JE40 (17.05.07)
MPEC K07K07 DOU 2007 JZ20, 2007 KE (17.05.07)
MPEC K07J54 DOU 2007 JZ20, 2007 JB21 (12.05.07)
MPEC K07J11 DOU 2007 HG44 (02.05.07)
MPEC K07J10 DOU 2007 HX4, 2000 YL29 (01.05.07)
MPEC K07H60 DOU 2007 FK1 (26.04.07)
MPEC K07H56 DOU 2007 HZ, 2007 HX4 (25.04.07)
MPEC K07H41 DOU 2007 HC, 2007 HP (22.04.07)
MPEC K07H40 DOU 2007 HP (21.04.07)
MPEC K07H37 NEOCP 2007 HX4 (20.04.07)
MPEC K07H35 NEOCP 2007 HW4 (20.04.07)
MPEC K07H01 DOU 2007 GY1, 2007 GU4 (14.04.07)
MPEC K07G39 DOU 2007 GY1 (12.04.07)
MPEC K07G34 NEOCP 2007 GR3 (11.04.07)
MPEC K07G32 DOU 2007 GU1 (11.04.07)
MPEC K07G30 NEOCP 2007 GY1 (11.04.07)
MPEC K07G24 DOU 2007 GC, 141531, 154555 (09.04.07)
MPEC K07G21 DOU 2007 CA19, 2007 DS84, 2007 EY, 2007 EK88, 2007 FK1, 85275 (08.04.07)
MPEC K07G18 NEOCP 2007 GC (07.04.07)
MPEC K07G17 DOU 2007 DF8, 2007 DY40, 2007 FA (06.04.07)
MPEC K07G13 DOU 2007 EQ, 2007 FL1 (05.04.07)
MPEC K07G12 DOU 2007 DK8, 2007 FH1 (04.04.07)
MPEC K07F81 DOU 2004 RW164, 2007 FD3, 2007 FY20 (27.03.07)
MPEC K07F78 NEOCP 2007 FY20 (26.03.07)
MPEC K07E51 DOU 2007 EV (11.03.07)
MPEC K07E50 DOU 2007 EQ (10.03.07)
MPEC K07E46 NEOCP 2007 EW (10.03.07)
MPEC K07D21 DOU 2007 CA19, 2007 CT26 (18.02.07)
MPEC K06Y43 NEOCP 2006 YD12 (23.12.06)
MPEC K06Y42 DOU 2006 YA (23.12.06)
MPEC K06W01 DOU 2006 VT13 (15.11.06)
MPEC K06U95 DOU 2006 HU30 2006 UF17 (30.10.06)
MPEC K06U76 NEOCP 2006 UY215 (29.10.06)
MPEC K06U75 DOU 2006 TD1 (29.10.06)
MPEC K06U65 DOU 2006 UN (27.10.06)
MPEC K06U02 NEOCP 2006 UA (16.10.06)
MPEC K06SA0 DOU 2006 RZ (29.09.06)
MPEC K06S78 DOU 2006 SK134 (27.09.06)
MPEC K06S58 NEOCP 2006 SG77 (24.09.06)
MPEC K06S57 NEOCP 2006 SF77 (24.09.06)
MPEC K06S56 DOU 2006 SK61 (24.09.06)
MPEC K06S41 DOU 2006 SC, 2006 SD25 (21.09.06)
MPEC K06R45 NEOCP 2006 RJ1 (12.09.06)
MPEC K06R44 DOU 2006 QY5, 2006 RZ (12.09.06)
MPEC K06R43 DOU 2006 RZ (11.09.06)
MPEC K06R39 DOU 2006 QB31, 2006 RZ (09.09.06)
MPEC K06Q09 DOU 2006 QE (18.08.06)
MPEC K06Q10 NEOCP 2006 QS (18.08.06)
MPEC K06P30 DOU 2004 TH10, 2006 OA5 (07.08.06)
MPEC K06H33 NEOCP 2006 HJ18 (23.04.06)
MPEC K06H27 DOU 2006 GY2 (21.04.06)
MPEC K06B87 DOU 2006 AN4, 2006 BM55 (30.01.06)
MPEC K06B82 DOU 2006 AM8, 2006 BG, 2006 BQ6, 2006 BM55 (29.01.06)
MPEC K06B55 DOU 2006 BL8 (24.01.06)
MPEC K06B34 NEOCP 2006 BP7 (22.01.06)
MPEC K06B80 DOU 2006 BN55 (28.01.06)
MPEC K05X08 DOU 2005 WC1 (01.12.05)
MPEC K05V57 DOU 2005 UP156, 2005 VN (07.11.05)
MPEC K05V52 NEOCP 2005 VC2 (06.11.05)
MPEC K05T84 NEOCP 2005 TG50 (11.10.05)
MPEC K05T59 NEOCP 2005 TS45 (09.10.05)
MPEC K05K30 COMET 2005 JQ5 (18.05.05)
MPEC K05J50 DOU 2005 JQ5 (12.05.05)
MPEC K05J44 DOU 2005 JS1 (10.05.05)
MPEC K05G78 NEOCP 2005 GZ110 (12.04.05)
MPEC K05G75 DOU 2005 GJ (12.04.05)
MPEC K05G66 NEOCP 2005 ED318 (09.04.05)
MPEC K05G20 DOU 2004 EU9, 2005 GU (03.04.05)
MPEC K05B10 DOU 2001 PM9 (17.01.05)
MPEC K05B02 DOU 2004 XJ35 (16.01.05)
MPEC K04R49 DOU 2004 RK, 2004 RQ, (10.09.04)
MPEC K04R39 DOU 2004 RK (09.09.04)
MPEC K04R34 NEOCP 2004 RJ9 (08.09.04)
MPEC K04R31 DOU 2004 RV2 (08.09.04)
MPEC K04R29 NEOCP 2004 RV2 (07.09.04)
MPEC K04R26 DOU 2004 QE20, 2004 RK (07.09.04)
MPEC K04R18 DOU 2004 GF1, 2004 PT42 (06.09.04)
MPEC K04R03 DOU 2004 QF14 (01.09.04)
MPEC K04H61 DOU 2004 FF29 (24.04.04)
MPEC K04H33 DOU 2004 FF29 (20.04.04)
MPEC K04G42 DOU 2004 FF29, 2004 GA (15.04.04)
MPEC K04G23 DOU 2004 GD (12.04.04)
MPEC K04F82 NEOCP P/2004 F3 (29.03.04)
MPEC K04F79 DOU 2004 EU22 (29.03.04)
MPEC K04F25 DOU 2004 DK1 (18.03.04)
MPEC K04F22 NEOCP 2004 EU22 (18.03.04)
MPEC K04F17 DOU 2004 EC (17.03.04)
MPEC K04E15 DOU 2004 DH2 (04.03.04)
MPEC K04D02 DOU 2004 CB (17.02.04)
MPEC K04B13 DOU 2003 YG118, 2003 YM137 (19.01.04)
MPEC K04A06 DOU 2003 YS17, 2003 YR117, 2003 YG118 (03.01.04)
MPEC K04A04 DOU 2003 YS17, 2003 YR117, (02.01.04)
MPEC K04A04 DOU 2003 YL118, 2003 YG118, 2003 YR117, 2003 YS17 (31.12.03)
MPEC K03Y49 DOU 2003 WX153, 2003 WC158, 2003 YX1 (23.12.03)
MPEC K03Y17 DOU 2003 XF11, 2003 WC158, 2003 WX153 (17.12.03)
MPEC K03X41 DOU 2003 WC158 (09.12.03)
MPEC K03X40 DOU 2003 WY25 (08.12.03)
MPEC K03U22 DOU 2000 SP43, 2001 CL42 (17.10.03)