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The following list displays only a small selection of named comets. The distance shown is the maximal distance of the comet from the sun. All data shown about the comets are estimates.

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No.  Name Distance Eccentricity Inclination Orbit Magnitude
1 1P  Halley Halley 2683800000 2.683.800.000 km 0.967 0,967 162.2 162,2 ° 76.10 76,10 y 4.6 + 4,6 mvis
2 2P  Encke Encke 330600000 330.600.000 km 0.847 0,847 11.8 11,8 ° 3.30 3,30 y 11.0 + 11,0 mvis
3 3D  Biela Biela 527900000 527.900.000 km 0.756 0,756 12.5 12,5 ° 6.62 6,62 y 8.1 + 8,1 mvis
4 4P  Faye Faye 564700000 564.700.000 km 0.578 0,578 9.1 9,1 ° 7.34 7,34 y 8.4 + 8,4 mvis
5 5D  Brorsen Brorsen 464500000 464.500.000 km 0.810 0,810 29.4 29,4 ° 5.46 5,46 y 9.2 + 9,2 mvis
6 6P  d'Arrest d'Arrest 521600000 521.600.000 km 0.614 0,614 19.5 19,5 ° 6.51 6,51 y 6.5 + 6,5 mvis
7 7P  Pons-Winnecke Pons-Winnecke 513400000 513.400.000 km 0.634 0,634 22.3 22,3 ° 6.37 6,37 y 14.5 + 14,5 mvis
8 8P  Tuttle Tuttle 848200000 848.200.000 km 0.824 0,824 54.7 54,7 ° 13.50 13,50 y 8.0 + 8,0 mvis
9 9P  Tempel 1 Tempel 1 466000000 466.000.000 km 0.520 0,520 10.6 10,6 ° 5.50 5,50 y 9.4 + 9,4 mvis
10 10P  Tempel 2 Tempel 2 464500000 464.500.000 km 0.522 0,522 12.0 12,0 ° 5.48 5,48 y 10.0 + 10,0 mvis
11 11D  Tempel-Swift Tempel-Swift 476500000 476.500.000 km 0.638 0,638 5.4 5,4 ° 5.68 5,68 y 12.8 + 12,8 mvis
12 12P  Pons-Brooks Pons-Brooks 2573100000 2.573.100.000 km 0.955 0,955 74.2 74,2 ° 70.90 70,90 y 5.9 + 5,9 mvis
13 13P  Olbers Olbers 2517700000 2.517.700.000 km 0.930 0,930 44.6 44,6 ° 69.60 69,60 y 5.5 + 5,5 mvis
14 14P  Wolf Wolf 611600000 611.600.000 km 0.406 0,406 27.5 27,5 ° 8.25 8,25 y 13.0 + 13,0 mvis
15 15P  Finley Finley 534400000 534.400.000 km 0.710 0,710 3.7 3,7 ° 6.70 6,70 y 13.0 + 13,0 mvis
16 16P  Brooks 2 Brooks 2 541700000 541.700.000 km 0.491 0,491 5.5 5,5 ° 6.89 6,89 y 13.5 + 13,5 mvis
17 17P  Holmes Holmes 552000000 552.000.000 km 0.410 0,410 19.2 19,2 ° 7.09 7,09 y 13.5 + 13,5 mvis
18 18D  Perrine-Mrkos Perrine-Mrkos 533000000 533.000.000 km 0.643 0,643 17.8 17,8 ° 6.72 6,72 y 18.5 + 18,5 mvis
19 19P  Borrelly Borrelly 541700000 541.700.000 km 0.623 0,623 30.3 30,3 ° 6.88 6,88 y 13.0 + 13,0 mvis
20 20D  Westphal Westphal 2345700000 2.345.700.000 km 0.920 0,920 40.9 40,9 ° 61.90 61,90 y 9.3 + 9,3 mvis
21 21P  Giacobini-Zinner Giacobini-Zinner 526100000 526.100.000 km 0.706 0,706 31.8 31,8 ° 6.61 6,61 y 10.0 + 10,0 mvis
22 22P  Kopff Kopff 518400000 518.400.000 km 0.544 0,544 4.7 4,7 ° 6.45 6,45 y 13.4 + 13,4 mvis
23 23P  Brorsen-Metcalf Brorsen-Metcalf 2559700000 2.559.700.000 km 0.972 0,972 19.3 19,3 ° 70.50 70,50 y 8.7 + 8,7 mvis
24 24P  Schaumasse Schaumasse 609600000 609.600.000 km 0.705 0,705 11.8 11,8 ° 8.22 8,22 y 11.0 + 11,0 mvis
25 25D  Neujmin 2 Neujmin 2 462300000 462.300.000 km 0.567 0,567 10.6 10,6 ° 5.43 5,43 y 11.3 + 11,3 mvis
26 95P  Chiron Chiron 2826000000 2.826.000.000 km 0.3817 0,3817 6.9 6,9 ° 50.39 50,39 y 15.5 + 15,5 mvis
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