Comets - 130P/McNaught-Hughes - 0130P
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 21 January 2018 Perihelion Distance (q) 1.8 Aphelion Distance (Q) 4.9 Period (Years)   6.2 Eccentricity (e)   0.46 Inclination (i)   6.1 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 19 January 2019
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Robert H. McNaught discovered this comet on a plate exposed 30 September 1991 with the U. K. Schmidt telescope by Shaun M. Hughes at Siding Spring. The comet's brightness was estimated as magnitude 16.5. The comet was described as strongly condensed and it exhibited a diffuse tail extending 2 arc minutes toward PA 250 degrees. McNaught confirmed the discovery on 1 October, when the comet was photographed with the Uppsala Southern Schmidt telescope. The comet was independently recovered by J. V. Scotti (Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Arizona, USA) and Akimasa Nakamura (Kuma Kogen Astronomical Observatory) during April 1997. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 09-Aug-18   17.55   0.08   14.4   0.3 17-Aug-18   17.54   0.05 14.3 0.3 13-Oct-18   17.86   0.04   16.7   0.3 01-Nov-18   17.87   0.03 16.8 0.3 14-Nov-18   17.73   0.05 16.8 0.5 28-Nov-18   17.86   0.06 16.6 0.4
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