C/1890 V1

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C/1890 V1 (Zona)
Discovered by Temistocle Zona
Discovery date 15 November 1890
Comet Zona, C/1890e, C/1890 IV
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch 1890-Aug-07.3827 UT
Perihelion 2.046694 AU
Eccentricity 0.995872
Orbital period ~11040 a
Inclination 154.3070°

C/1890 V1 (Zona) is a non-periodic comet discovered on 15 November 1890 by the Italian astronomer Temistocle Zona[1] with an equatorially mounted, Merz telescope at the Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo.[2] Whilst attempting to observe this comet, Spitaler discovered the eponymous 113P/Spitaler in 1890.



  1. ^ Kronk, Gary W. (2003). "C/1890 V1 (Zona)". Cometography: A Catalog of Comets. vol. 2: 1800–1899. pp. 658–660. ISBN 0521585058. 
  2. ^ Osservazioni della Cometa 1890 IV (Zona Nov. 15)