C/1846 J1 (Brorsen) is a large comet whose orbit does not match any defined comet orbit class. NASA JPL has not classified Brorsen as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
Brorsen orbits the sun every 197,000 days (539.36 years), coming as close as 0.63 AU and reaching as far as 131.59 AU from the sun. Its orbit is highly elliptical. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, Brorsen is probably between 2658.000 to 5943.469 kilometers in diameter, making it the largest asteroid/dwarf planet, very roughly comparable in size to the U.S. state of Alaska.
Brorsen's orbit is 0.00 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.
Brorsen's orbit is determined by observations dating back to May 2, 1846. It was last officially observed on June 12, 1846. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 170 observations used to determine its orbit.
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