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What is the largest known orbit?

  1. Mar 18, 2004 #1
    What is the largest known orbit of an object around the sun? I searched on yahoo, but nothing.
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  3. Mar 18, 2004 #2


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    do a search for HIDALGO its record may have been beaten by
    new observations .
  4. Mar 18, 2004 #3


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    Sedna, 2000 CR105, 2000 OO67, and "many comets" - according to http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/faculty/jewitt/kb.html [Broken] (look in the column marked "Q" for the ones that go furthest from the Sun).

    AFAIK, there is no single, reliable list of comets (past and present) and their last known orbits. There are plenty of http://www9.ocn.ne.jp/~comet/ [Broken] ... happy searching!
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