Comet C/1888 R1 (Barnard) is an object with a trajectory through the solar system likely originating from the Oort Cloud. NASA JPL has not classified Barnard as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
Barnard orbits the sun every days ( years), coming as close as 1.77 AU and reaching as far as -2953.77 AU from the sun. Its orbit is highly elliptical.
Barnard's orbit is AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that its orbit is very close to Earth's orbit.
The orbit of Barnard brings it close to Jupiter's orbit.
Orbital simulations conducted by NASA JPL's CNEOS do not show any close approaches to Earth.
Barnard's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Sept. 3, 1888. It was last officially observed on July 19, 1890. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 173 observations used to determine its orbit.
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