The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a comet of the 11th stellar magnitude, discovered in 1925 by G. A. Shain at the Simeiz Observatory. Shain’s comet is distinguished by its extremely large perihelion—4.18 astronomical units. Its orbit is near-parabolic.
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