Comet C/1880 C1 (Great southern comet) is an object with a trajectory through the solar system likely originating from the Oort Cloud. NASA JPL has not classified Great southern comet as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
Great southern comet orbits the sun every days ( years), coming as close as -0.00 AU and reaching as far as -1041.80 AU from the sun. Its orbit is highly elliptical.
Great southern comet's orbit is 0.55 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is an very wide berth between this asteroid and Earth at all times.
Orbital simulations conducted by NASA JPL's CNEOS do not show any close approaches to Earth.
Great southern comet's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Feb. 10, 1880. It was last officially observed on Feb. 15, 1880. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 7 observations used to determine its orbit.
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