A study of the prediscovery motion of Comet P/Ciffreo and its future
Abstract
The past and future motion of Comet P/Ciffreo (1985 XVI) is studied by means of orbital integrations, performed over several thousand years in the framework of the elliptic threedimensional restricted threebody model, besides a more realistic restricted fourbody model. Both the purely gravitational problem and trajectories are studied, taking into account the effects of simulated nongravitational forces. Although first data allowed to suppose that P/Ciffreo was a recently captured comet, the results show that its dynamical behavior corresponds to a relatively 'aged' object.
 Publication:

Astronomy and Astrophysics
 Pub Date:
 February 1990
 Bibcode:
 1990A&A...228..539B
 Keywords:

 Comets;
 Orbit Calculation;
 Orbital Mechanics;
 Solar Orbits;
 Comet Tails;
 Four Body Problem;
 Gravitational Effects;
 Perturbation Theory;
 Three Body Problem;
 COMETS;
 ASTRONOMY;
 CIFFREO;
 MOTION;
 ORBITS;
 NUMERICAL METHODS;
 1985XVI;
 GRAVITY EFFECTS;
 TRAJECTORIES;
 DYNAMICS;
 PROCEDURE;
 ANALYSIS;
 DIAGRAMS;
 EARTHBASED OBSERVATIONS;
 IMAGERY;
 ORBITAL ELEMENTS;
 TELESCOPE METHODS;
 MODELS;
 Astronomy; Comets