Comets - 338P (McNaught) - 0338P
Type Jupiter family Perihelion Date 14 November 2016 Perihelion Distance (q) 2.3 Aphelion Distance (Q) 5.5 Period (Years)   7.7 years Eccentricity (e)   0.41 Inclination (i)   25.4 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 14 August 2018
COMETS COMETS
DEEP SKY DEEP SKY
2008 J3 (P/McNaught) was discovered by Rob McNaught at 18th magnitude on 2008 May 10 on CCD images taken with the 0.5-m Uppsala Schmidt telescope at Siding Spring Observatory. It was recovered as 2016 N1 at the European Space Agency Optical Ground Station with the 1.0m reflector on 2016 on July 2. It was The comet will reach perihelion 0.8 days earlier than originally predicted. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 30-Aug-16 18.02 0.04 16.3 0.2 06-Sep-16 17.70 0.03 16.5 0.2 22-Sep-16 17.25 0.04 14.9 0.2 30-Sep-16 17.40 0.02 16.0 0.2 08-Oct-16 17.40 0.02 16.0 0.2 28-Oct-16 17.83 0.03 16.7 0.2 05-Nov-16 17.90 0.05 16.3 0.2 24-Nov-16 18.24 0.05 16.8 0.2 19-Dec-16 18.80 0.13 17.5 0.2
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