Some Periodical Comets

No.

Name

Period

Distance from Sun

(years)

(astronomical Min.

units) Max.

2

Encke

3.3

0.33

2.21

26

Grigg-Skjellerap

5.1

0.99

2.96

10

Tempel 2

5.5

1.48

3.30

41

Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak

5.5

1.07

3.10

46

Wirtanen

5.5

1.07

3.10

9

Tempel 1

5.5

1.50

3.12

37

Forbes

6.1

1.57

3.42

7

Pons-Winnecke

6.4

1.26

3.44

6

D'Arrest

6.5

1.35

3.40

67

Churyumov-Gerasimenko

6.6

1.30

4.0

19

Borrelly

6.8

1.37

3.59

15

Finlay

6.9

1.03

3.64

54

de Vico-Swift

7.3

2.15

3.77

4

Faye

7.3

1.65

3.78

14

Wolf

8.2

2.41

4.07

36

Whipple

8.5

3.09

4.17

32

Comas Sola

8.8

1.85

4.27

40

Väisälä 1

10.9

1.80

8.02

8

Tuttle

13.5

1.00

5.67

39

Oterma

19.5

5.47

7.24

Next return

27

Crommelin

27.4

0.74

17.4

2011

55

Tempel-Tuttle

33.2

0.98

10.3

2031

38

Stephan-Oterma

37.7

1.57

20.9

2018

23

Brorsen-Metcalf

70.6

0.48

17.8

2059

12

Pons-Brooks

70.9

0.77

33.5

2024

1

Halley

76.0

0.59

35.3

2061

109

Swift-Tuttle

135

0.96

51.7

2126

35

Herschel-Rigollet

151

0.75

56.9

2090

153

Ikeya-Zhang

361

0.51

50.8

2363

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