Beginning with the tenth edition, the catalogues have utilized the new cometary designation system that took effect at the beginning of 1995. This system was adopted by the IAU in August 1994 in a resolution reproduced on Minor Planet Circ. Nos. 23803 - 23804. Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. General catalogue (long-period and unnumbered periodic comets, numbered periodic comets). 3. Identifications. 4. 1996 elements for numbered periodic comets. 5. Statistical tables (periodic comets of more than one appearance, periodic comets of only one appearance, comets that may be of short period, parabolic and nearly-parabolic orbits in order of i). 6. Correspondence of new-style and old-style designations (by Roman numeral, by letter designation). 7. X/comets.
Catalogue of Cometary Orbits 1996. 11th edition
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