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(Astronomy) a comet of almost parabolic orbit that reached its closest approach to the sun in Dec 1973
[C20: named after Luboš Kohoutek, Czech astronomer working in Germany who discovered it in March, 1973]
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(koʊˈhoʊ tɛk, kə-)

a comet that passed around the sun in 1973–74.
[after LubošKohoutek (b. 1935), Czech astronomer]
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WHEN did Czech astronomer Lubos Kohoutek first sight the so-called "comet of the century" that was named after him?
A few clouds could turn today's total eclipse of the sun into an updated version of the comet Kohoutek. The comet, which passed near Earth in 1973, was hyped as the "comet of the century," but what most people saw was a faint blur in the night sky.
In fact, even the 1992 Strasbourg-ESO Catalogue of Galactic Planetary Nebulae and the 2000 version of Lubos Kohoutek's Catalogue of Galac tic Planetary Nebulae still identify the planetary as Abell 75 rather than NGC 7076.
The average sampling rate of such device was estimated to be 3.5-7 [m.sup.3] per day (Kohoutek et al., 2006; Klanova et al., 2009; Pribylova, et al., 2012) based on the co-employment of the active and passive samplers (giving 100-200 [m.sup.3] of air in 4 weeks of deployment).
Perek Lubos and Kohoutek Lubos published there catalogue of Galactic Planetary Nebulae which contains 1 036 nebulae in 1967 referred to simply as PK.
Well-validated computer models using genetic algorithms can provide convenient and economical assistance in heat exchanger design (Reppich and Kohoutek 1994; Cornelissen and Hirs 1999; Hofman 2000; Resat et al.
Which type of object was Kohoutek, first discovered in 1973?
Kabelwerk can not be viewed as a pure housing development nor a project in traditional meaning but rather as a city block, still so different from others but connected to the neighbourhood (Buchner, Kohoutek, Pamer 2004: 86).
After dispensing a few hugs of varying degrees of sincerity, I headed home, taking small comfort in knowing that like the Comet Kohoutek, I probably wouldn't return again for at least 100,000 years.
This planetary nebula is known as Kohoutek 4-55 (or K 4-55).
It is possible to use polyurethane foam (PUF) for persistent organic pollutant (POPs) sampling (Kohoutek et al.