Comets - 266P/Christensen - 0266P
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 19 April 2020 Perihelion Distance (q) 2.3 Aphelion Distance (Q) 4.7 Period (Years)   6.6 Eccentricity (e)   0.34 Inclination (i)   3.4 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 13 August 2019
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266P/Christensen = 2006 U5 = 2012 P1 Eric Christensen discovered an 18th magnitude comet on 27 October 2006 during the course of the Catalina Sky Survey with the 0.68-m Schmidt telescope. Recovery mages were taken at Majdanak on 15 August 2012 by O. Burhonov with the 1.5m Ritchey-Chretien, with confirmation images taken on 28 August, and measured by Artyom Novichonok. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 7 Jan 14 19.33 0.21 18.7 0.2 25 Jan 14 19.42 0.29 18.8 0.2 4 Feb 14 18.94 0.11 17.6 0.2 20 Feb 14 18.82 0.39 27 Feb 14 18.83 0.12 18.2 0.3