Comets - 261P/Larson - 0261P
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 18 June 2019 Perihelion Distance (q) 2.0 Aphelion Distance (Q) 5.0 Period (Years) 6.5 Eccentricity (e) 0.42 Inclination (i) 6.1 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 26 May 2020
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261P/Larson = 2005 N3 = 2012 K4 Steve Larson discovered a 20th magnitude comet during the course of the Mt Lemon Survey on 5 July 2005. The comet was recovered by Nick Howes, Giovanni Sostero and Ernesto Guido on 22 May 2012 using the 2.0-m Faulkes Telescope North when it was 20th magnitude. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 01-Jul-19 16.77 0.05 15.4 0.6 14-Jul-19 16.86 0.06 15.4 0.4 12-Aug-19 16.87 0.08 15.1 0.5 27-Aug-19 17.08 0.04 15.8 0.3 03-Sep-19 17.15 0.02 15.4 0.4 10-Sep-19 17.32 0.03 16.5 0.4 07-Oct-19 17.36 0.02 15.4 0.5 23-Oct-19 17.57 0.02 16.4 0.4 30-Oct-19 17.55 0.04 16.4 0.4 19-Nov-19 17.58 0.04 16.4 0.4 27-Nov-19 17.80 0.04 16.0 0.4 20-Dec-19 18.60 0.04 16.9 0.3 27-Dec-19 19.02 0.08 17.6 0.2 14-Jan-20 19.53 0.09 18.1 0.2
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