Comets - 145P/Shoemaker-Levy - 0145P
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 31 August 2017 Perihelion Distance (q) 1.9 Aphelion Distance (Q) 6.4 Period (Years)   8.4 Eccentricity (e)   0.54 Inclination (i)   11.3 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 14 August 2018
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  The comet was discovered by the team of Carolyn S and Eugene M Shoemaker and David H Levy with the 0.46-m Schmidt on Mt Palomar on 2 October 1991 at photographic magnitude 16 when at opposition on the Cetus-Pisces border. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 30-Jul-17 17.15 0.06 15.1 0.4 28-Aug-17 16.84 0.03 13.7 0.7 29-Oct-17 16.19 0.02 12.7 0.6 14-Nov-17 16.09 0.02 13.2 0.9 21-Dec-17 16.19 0.01 13.2 0.7 28-Dec-17 16.11 0.01 13.9 0.8 14-Jan-18 16.88 0.01 15.3 0.4 22-Jan-18 17.12 0.02 15.6 0.5 13-Feb-18 17.96 0.02 17.3 0.4 10-Mar-18 18.28 0.04 n/a (crowded starfield) 14-Mar-18 18.65 0.06 n/a (crowded starfield)
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