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IAU Minor Planet Center

Minor Planet Center

Periodic Comet Numbers

The assignment of periodic comet numbers is the responsibility of the Minor Planet Center.

Additions to this list will appear in the Minor Planet Circulars.

This list was last updated on 2010 Sept. 24.

The current list of numbers is as follows:

Number   Name                           Number   Name

   1P    Halley                          124P    Mrkos
   2P    Encke                           125P    Spacewatch
   3D    Biela                           126P    IRAS
   4P    Faye                            127P    Holt-Olmstead
   5D    Brorsen                         128P    Shoemaker-Holt
   6P    d'Arrest                        129P    Shoemaker-Levy
   7P    Pons-Winnecke                   130P    McNaught-Hughes
   8P    Tuttle                          131P    Mueller
   9P    Tempel                          132P    Helin-Roman-Alu
  10P    Tempel                          133P    Elst-Pizarro
  11P    Tempel-Swift-LINEAR             134P    Kowal-Vavrova
  12P    Pons-Brooks                     135P    Shoemaker-Levy
  13P    Olbers                          136P    Mueller
  14P    Wolf                            137P    Shoemaker-Levy
  15P    Finlay                          138P    Shoemaker-Levy
  16P    Brooks                          139P    Vaisala-Oterma
  17P    Holmes                          140P    Bowell-Skiff
  18D    Perrine-Mrkos                   141P    Machholz
  19P    Borrelly                        142P    Ge-Wang
  20D    Westphal                        143P    Kowal-Mrkos
  21P    Giacobini-Zinner                144P    Kushida
  22P    Kopff                           145P    Shoemaker-Levy
  23P    Brorsen-Metcalf                 146P    Shoemaker-LINEAR
  24P    Schaumasse                      147P    Kushida-Muramatsu
  25D    Neujmin                         148P    Anderson-LINEAR
  26P    Grigg-Skjellerup                149P    Mueller
  27P    Crommelin                       150P    LONEOS
  28P    Neujmin                         151P    Helin
  29P    Schwassmann-Wachmann            152P    Helin-Lawrence
  30P    Reinmuth                        153P    Ikeya-Zhang
  31P    Schwassmann-Wachmann            154P    Brewington
  32P    Comas Sola                      155P    Shoemaker
  33P    Daniel                          156P    Russell-LINEAR
  34D    Gale                            157P    Tritton
  35P    Herschel-Rigollet               158P    Kowal-LINEAR
  36P    Whipple                         159P    LONEOS
  37P    Forbes                          160P    LINEAR
  38P    Stephan-Oterma                  161P    Hartley-IRAS
  39P    Oterma                          162P    Siding Spring
  40P    Vaisala                         163P    NEAT
  41P    Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak         164P    Christensen
  42P    Neujmin                         165P    LINEAR
  43P    Wolf-Harrington                 166P    NEAT
  44P    Reinmuth                        167P    CINEOS
  45P    Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova         168P    Hergenrother
  46P    Wirtanen                        169P    NEAT
  47P    Ashbrook-Jackson                170P    Christensen
  48P    Johnson                         171P    Spahr
  49P    Arend-Rigaux                    172P    Yeung
  50P    Arend                           173P    Mueller
  51P    Harrington                      174P    Echeclus
  52P    Harrington-Abell                175P    Hergenrother
  53P    Van Biesbroeck                  176P    LINEAR
  54P    de Vico-Swift-NEAT              177P    Barnard
  55P    Tempel-Tuttle                   178P    Hug-Bell
  56P    Slaughter-Burnham               179P    Jedicke
  57P    du Toit-Neujmin-Delporte        180P    NEAT
  58P    Jackson-Neujmin                 181P    Shoemaker-Levy
  59P    Kearns-Kwee                     182P    LONEOS
  60P    Tsuchinshan                     183P    Korlevic-Juric
  61P    Shajn-Schaldach                 184P    Lovas
  62P    Tsuchinshan                     185P    Petriew
  63P    Wild                            186P    Garradd
  64P    Swift-Gehrels                   187P    LINEAR
  65P    Gunn                            188P    LINEAR-Mueller
  66P    du Toit                         189P    NEAT
  67P    Churyumov-Gerasimenko           190P    Mueller
  68P    Klemola                         191P    McNaught
  69P    Taylor                          192P    Shoemaker-Levy
  70P    Kojima                          193P    LINEAR-NEAT
  71P    Clark                           194P    LINEAR
  72D    Denning-Fujikawa                195P    Hill
  73P    Schwassmann-Wachmann            196P    Tichy
  74P    Smirnova-Chernykh               197P    LINEAR
  75D    Kohoutek                        198P    ODAS
  76P    West-Kohoutek-Ikemura           199P    Shoemaker
  77P    Longmore                        200P    Larsen
  78P    Gehrels                         201P    LONEOS
  79P    du Toit-Hartley                 202P    Scotti
  80P    Peters-Hartley                  203P    Korlevic
  81P    Wild                            204P    LINEAR-NEAT
  82P    Gehrels                         205P    Giacobini
  83D    Russell                         206P    Barnard-Boattini
  84P    Giclas                          207P    NEAT
  85P    Boethin                         208P    McMillan
  86P    Wild                            209P    LINEAR
  87P    Bus                             210P    Christensen
  88P    Howell                          211P    Hill
  89P    Russell                         212P    NEAT
  90P    Gehrels                         213P    Van Ness
  91P    Russell                         214P    LINEAR
  92P    Sanguin                         215P    NEAT
  93P    Lovas                           216P    LINEAR
  94P    Russell                         217P    LINEAR
  95P    Chiron                          218P    LINEAR
  96P    Machholz                        219P    LINEAR
  97P    Metcalf-Brewington              220P    McNaught
  98P    Takamizawa                      221P    LINEAR
  99P    Kowal                           222P    LINEAR
 100P    Hartley                         223P    Skiff
 101P    Chernykh                        224P    LINEAR-NEAT
 102P    Shoemaker                       225P    LINEAR
 103P    Hartley                         226P    Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski
 104P    Kowal                           227P    Catalina-LINEAR
 105P    Singer Brewster                 228P    LINEAR
 106P    Schuster                        229P    Gibbs
 107P    Wilson-Harrington               230P    LINEAR
 108P    Ciffreo                         231P    LINEAR-NEAT
 109P    Swift-Tuttle                    232P    Hill
 110P    Hartley                         233P    La Sagra
 111P    Helin-Roman-Crockett            234P    LINEAR
 112P    Urata-Niijima                   235P    LINEAR
 113P    Spitaler                        236P    LINEAR
 114P    Wiseman-Skiff                   237P    LINEAR
 115P    Maury                           238P    Read
 116P    Wild                            239P    LINEAR
 117P    Helin-Roman-Alu                 240P    NEAT
 118P    Shoemaker-Levy                  241P    LINEAR
 119P    Parker-Hartley                  242P    Spahr
 120P    Mueller                         243P    NEAT
 121P    Shoemaker-Holt                  244P    Scotti
 122P    de Vico                         245P    WISE
 123P    West-Hartley
See this list in name order.

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