Comets - 176P/LINEAR - 0176P
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 12 March 2017 Perihelion Distance (q) 2.6 Aphelion Distance (Q) 3.8 Period (Years)   5.7 Eccentricity (e)   0.19 Inclination (i)   0.2 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 10 July 2018
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Whilst monitoring members of the Themis familly of asteroids for signs of cometary activity, H H Hsieh and Dave Jewitt of the University of Hawaii imaged asteroid 118401. Images taken on 2005 November 26 with the Gemini North telescope showed a tail 7" long, and confirming images were taken in December. The asteroid was found by LINEAR. In June 2006 the Committee on Small Bodies Nomenclature agreed to name and number the comet, although the asteroidal designation will be used for archiving any astrometry. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 24-Aug-16 18.09 0.03 17.9 0.2 31-Aug-16 18.59 0.04 17.8 0.2 08-Sep-16 18.67 0.05 17.9 0.2 20-Sep-16 18.93 0.13 18.8 0.2 27-Sep-16 19.01 0.09 18.9 0.2 28-Oct-16 19.57 0.12 18.5 0.2 24-Nov-16 19.82 0.18 19.7 0.2 27-Dec-16 19.15 0.09 18.7 0.2 29-Oct-17 19.67 0.07 19.2 0.2 15-Nov-17 19.47 0.07 18.7 0.2
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