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Image with a TOA130mm BJ-53C. 61P/Shajn–Schaldach is a periodic comet in the Solar System with a current orbital period of 7.49 years.

This comet was discovered by Pelageja F. Shajn (Crimean Astrophysical Observatory, Simeis) on a routine minor planet plate exposed with the 12-cm Maltsev double astrograph on 1949 September 18.9. An independent discovery was made by Robert D. Schaldach (Lowell Observatory, Arizona, USA) on September 20.3, while examining a routine minor planet plate exposed with the 33-cm Cooke triplet. Shajn later found prediscovery images of the comet on plates exposed on August 28 and September 4.

 
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