Category:C/2009 R1

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English: C/2009 R1, one of more than fifty comets known as Comet McNaught, is a non-periodic comet discovered by British-Australian astronomer Robert H. McNaught on September 9, 2009, using the Uppsala Schmidt telescope at Siding Spring Observatory in New South Wales, Australia. The discovery was confirmed the same day at the Optical Ground Station telescope at Tenerife. After the discovery, earlier images of the comet were found from July 20, August 1, and August 18, 2009. Because it has an estimated eccentricity over 1.0, suggesting a hyperbolic trajectory, it is believed C/2009 R1 will leave the Solar System permanently.

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