oa Journal of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - The orbit of a comet

Volume 1, Issue 3
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The information given in regard to the elements of a cometary orbit is generalIy in the form of an astronomical shorthand. As South African amateur astronomers have discovered quite a number of comets during the past few years, it may be of interest to explain here the terms used in connection with orbits.

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