Akhmarov-Iurlov Comet

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Akhmarov-Iurlov Comet

 

a long-period comet discovered by Soviet amateur astronomers I. V. Akhmarov and S. N. Iurlov (Udmurt ASSR) in 1939. At its discovery, the Akhmarov-Iurlov comet was of about third stellar magnitude, had a long tail, and was distinguished by abrupt changes in its external aspect. Its period of revolution about the sun is approximately 7,000 years.

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