Comets - 237P/LINEAR - 0237P
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 11 October 2016 Perihelion Distance (q) 2.0 Aphelion Distance (Q) 5.0 Period (Years)   6.6 Eccentricity (e)   0.43 Inclination (i)   14.0 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 14 August 2018
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A cometary object discovered by WISE on 2010 June 10.57 was linked to an asteroidal object found by LINEAR on 2002 June 6.23. The comet has a period of 7.2 years and was at perihelion at 2.4 AU in 2009 December. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 12-Apr-16 18.07 0.08 17.6 0.2 01-May-16 17.10 0.06 16.4 0.2 28-May-16 15.14 0.01 14.8 0.3 07-Jun-16 14.55 0.01 14.2 0.3 26-Jun-16 13.89 0.08 12.9 0.5 24-Aug-16 13.81 0.01 12.4 0.6 02-Sep-16 13.83 0.01 12.6 0.8 14-Sep-16 13.59 0.05 11.7 0.8 04-Jul-17 18.59 0.18 17.1 0.3
The image above 5 x Clear (140 seconds each), stacked on the comet, taken with the 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera, at 22:33 UTC on 7 June 2016 while at an altitude of 40 degrees. The field of view is 26’ x 16’, North is up and East to the left.
The image above 5 x Clear (140 seconds each), stacked on the comet, taken with the 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera, at 22:48 UTC on 26 June 2016 while at an altitude of 30 degrees. The field of view is 18’ x 12’, North is up and East to the left.
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