List of periodic comets

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The following is the IAU's list of periodic comets that have a number designation.

Periodic comets do not receive a number designation until they have been observed at more than one perihelion approach. For a list of unnumbered periodic comets see Cometography.com (http://www.cometography.com/pernew.html).

In nearly all cases, comets are named after their discoverer(s), but in a few cases such as 2P/Encke and 27P/Crommelin they were named for a person who calculated their orbits. The orbits of periodic comets are especially tricky to calculate because of all the possible perturbations from every planet, and in the days before computers some people dedicated their entire careers to this. Even so, quite a few comets were lost because their orbits are also affected by non-gravitational effects such as the release of gas and other material that forms the comet's coma and tail.

Comet Discoverer(s) or Namesake
1P/Halley Halley
2P/Encke Encke
3D/Biela Biela
4P/Faye Faye
5D/Brorsen Brorsen
6P/d'Arrest d'Arrest
7P/Pons-Winnecke Pons & Winnecke
8P/Tuttle Tuttle
9P/Tempel Tempel
10P/Tempel Tempel
11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR Tempel & Swift & LINEAR
12P/Pons-Brooks Pons & Brooks
13P/Olbers Olbers
14P/Wolf Wolf
15P/Finlay Finlay
16P/Brooks Brooks
17P/Holmes Holmes
18D/Perrine-Mrkos Perrine & Mrkos
19P/Borrelly Borrelly
20D/Westphal Westphal
21P/Giacobini-Zinner Giacobini & Zinner
22P/Kopff Kopff
23P/Brorsen-Metcalf Brorsen & Metcalf
24P/Schaumasse Schaumasse
25D/Neujmin Neujmin
26P/Grigg-Skjellerup Grigg & Skjellerup
27P/Crommelin Crommelin
28P/Neujmin Neujmin
29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann Schwassmann & Wachmann
30P/Reinmuth Reinmuth
31P/Schwassmann-Wachmann Schwassmann & Wachmann
32P/Comas Sola Comas Sola
33P/Daniel Daniel
34D/Gale Gale
35P/Herschel-Rigollet Herschel & Rigollet
36P/Whipple Whipple
37P/Forbes Forbes
38P/Stephan-Oterma Stephan & Oterma
39P/Oterma Oterma
40P/Vaisala Visl
41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak Tuttle & Giacobini & Kresak
42P/Neujmin Neujmin
43P/Wolf-Harrington Wolf & Harrington
44P/Reinmuth Reinmuth
45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajduškov Honda & Mrkos & Pajduškov
46P/Wirtanen Wirtanen
47P/Ashbrook-Jackson Ashbrook & Jackson
48P/Johnson Johnson
49P/Arend-Rigaux Arend & Rigaux
50P/Arend Arend
51P/Harrington Harrington
52P/Harrington-Abell Harrington & Abell
53P/Van Biesbroeck Van Biesbroeck
54P/de Vico-Swift-NEAT de Vico & Swift & NEAT
55P/Tempel-Tuttle Tempel & Tuttle
56P/Slaughter-Burnham Slaughter & Burnham
57P/du Toit-Neujmin-Delporte du Toit & Neujmin & Delporte
58P/Jackson-Neujmin Jackson & Neujmin
59P/Kearns-Kwee Kearns & Kwee
60P/Tsuchinshan Tsuchinshan
61P/Shajn-Schaldach Shajn & Schaldach
62P/Tsuchinshan Tsuchinshan
63P/Wild Wild
64P/Swift-Gehrels Swift & Gehrels
65P/Gunn Gunn
66P/du Toit du Toit
67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Churyumov & Gerasimenko
68P/Klemola Klemola
69P/Taylor Taylor
70P/Kojima Kojima
71P/Clark Clark
72P/Denning-Fujikawa Denning & Fujikawa
73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann Schwassmann & Wachmann
74P/Smirnova-Chernykh Smirnova & Chernykh
75P/Kohoutek Kohoutek
76P/West-Kohoutek-Ikemura West & Kohoutek & Ikemura
77P/Longmore Longmore
78P/Gehrels Gehrels
79P/du Toit-Hartley du Toit & Hartley
80P/Peters-Hartley Peters & Hartley
81P/Wild Wild
82P/Gehrels Gehrels
83P/Russell Russell
84P/Giclas Giclas
85P/Boethin Boethin
86P/Wild Wild
87P/Bus Bus
88P/Howell Howell
89P/Russell Russell
90P/Gehrels Gehrels
91P/Russell Russell
92P/Sanguin Sanguin
93P/Lovas Lovas
94P/Russell Russell
95P/Chiron Kowal
96P/Machholz Machholz
97P/Metcalf-Brewington Metcalf & Brewington
98P/Takamizawa Takamizawa
99P/Kowal Kowal
100P/Hartley Hartley
101P/Chernykh Chernykh
102P/Shoemaker C. Shoemaker & E. Shoemaker
103P/Hartley Hartley
104P/Kowal Kowal
105P/Singer Brewster Singer Brewster
106P/Schuster Schuster
107P/Wilson-Harrington Helin & Wilson & Harrington
108P/Ciffreo Ciffreo
109P/Swift-Tuttle Swift & Tuttle
110P/Hartley Hartley
111P/Helin-Roman-Crockett Helin & Roman & Crockett
112P/Urata-Niijima Urata & Niijima
113P/Spitaler Spitaler
114P/Wiseman-Skiff Wiseman & Skiff
115P/Maury Maury
116P/Wild Wild
117P/Helin-Roman-Alu Helin & Roman & Alu
118P/Shoemaker-Levy C. Shoemaker, E. Shoemaker & Levy
119P/Parker-Hartley Parker & Hartley
120P/Mueller Mueller
121P/Shoemaker-Holt C.Shoemaker, E.Shoemaker & Holt
122P/de Vico de Vico
123P/West-Hartley West & Hartley
124P/Mrkos Mrkos
125P/Spacewatch Spacewatch
126P/IRAS IRAS
127P/Holt-Olmstead Holt & Olmstead
128P/Shoemaker-Holt C. Shoemaker, E. Shoemaker & Holt
129P/Shoemaker-Levy C. Shoemaker, E. Shoemaker & Levy
130P/McNaught-Hughes McNaught & Hughes
131P/Mueller Mueller
132P/Helin-Roman-Alu Helin & Roman & Alu
133P/Elst-Pizarro Elst & Pizarro
134P/Kowal-Vvrov Kowal & Vvrov
135P/Shoemaker-Levy C. Shoemaker, E. Shoemaker & Levy
136P/Mueller Mueller
137P/Shoemaker-Levy C. Shoemaker, E. Shoemaker & Levy
138P/Shoemaker-Levy C. Shoemaker, E. Shoemaker & Levy
139P/Vaisala-Oterma Visl & Oterma
140P/Bowell-Skiff Bowell & Skiff
141P/Machholz Machholz
142P/Ge-Wang Ge & Wang
143P/Kowal-Mrkos Kowal & Mrkos
144P/Kushida Kushida
145P/Shoemaker-Levy C. Shoemaker, E. Shoemaker & Levy
146P/Shoemaker-LINEAR C. Shoemaker, E. Shoemaker & LINEAR
147P/Kushida-Muramatsu Kushida & Muramatsu
148P/Anderson-LINEAR Anderson & LINEAR
149P/Mueller Mueller
150P/LONEOS LONEOS
151P/Helin Helin
152P/Helin-Lawrence Helin & Lawrence
153P/Ikeya-Zhang Ikeya & Zhang
154P/Brewington Brewington
155P/Shoemaker C. Shoemaker & E. Shoemaker
156P/Russell-LINEAR Russell & LINEAR
157P/Tritton Tritton
158P/Kowal-LINEAR Kowal & LINEAR
159P/LONEOS LONEOS
160P/LINEAR LINEAR
161P/Hartley-IRAS Hartley & IRAS
162P/Siding Spring Siding Spring
163P/NEAT NEAT
164P/Christensen Christensen

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