Comet C/1882 R1-B (Great September comet) is an object whose orbit does not match any defined comet orbit class. NASA JPL has not classified Great September comet as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
Great September comet orbits the sun every 278,000 days (761.12 years), coming as close as 0.01 AU and reaching as far as 166.71 AU from the sun. Its orbit is highly elliptical.
Great September comet's orbit is 0.52 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 September comet's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Oct. 19, 1882. It was last officially observed on Feb. 6, 1883. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 6 observations used to determine its orbit.
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