Comet C/1811 W1 (Pons) is an object whose orbit does not match any defined comet orbit class. NASA JPL has not classified Pons as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
Pons orbits the sun every 275,764 days (755.00 years), coming as close as 1.58 AU and reaching as far as 164.18 AU from the sun. Its orbit is highly elliptical.
Pons's orbit is AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that its orbit is very close to Earth's orbit.
Orbital simulations conducted by NASA JPL's CNEOS do not show any close approaches to Earth.
Pons's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Nov. 18, 1811. It was last officially observed on Feb. 16, 1812. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 69 observations used to determine its orbit.
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