The identification of asteroid 1996 SK to the extinct nucleus of comet

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THE IDENTIFICATION OF ASTEROID 1996 SK TO THE
EXTINCT NUCLEUS OF COMET 5D/BRORSEN.
L. NESLUSAN
Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London,
Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS, United Kingdom;
e-mail: [email protected]
In our preliminary search for the meteors associated with a possible stream of
comet 5D/Brorsen (in 1999), there were actually found seven candidate
stream meteors in the photographic IAU MDC database. Meanwhile,
Kostolansk\'{y} in his dissertation found 4 diffuse showers in the IAU MDC
database associated to 4 NEAs. One of these was the shower associated with
asteroid 1996 SK. It occured that the majority of meteors of this asteroid was
identical to the meteors of 5D/Brorsen. This identity evoked an idea to
identify asteroid 1996 SK to the non-active nucleus of disappeared comet
5D/Brorsen. In this presentation, some more details on a possible
identification of both bodies are given.
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