Comets - 344P (Read) - 0344P
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 1 November 2016 Perihelion Distance (q) 2.8 Aphelion Distance (Q) 6.9 Period (Years)   10.8 Eccentricity (e)   0.42 Inclination (i)   3.5 Click for NASA orbit diagram
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Michael Read has discovered a 19th mag comet on Spacewatch images taken on 30 September 2005. COMET 344P = P/2016 Q1 = P/2005 S3 (READ) K. Sarneczky, Konkoly Observatory; and P. Szekely, University of Szeged, report their recovery of comet P/2005 S3 (cf. IAUC 8608) on unfiltered CCD exposures taken with the 0.60-m Schmidt telescope at thePiszkesteto Station of Konkoly Observatory. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 14-Sep-16 19.09 0.08 18.6 0.2 02-Oct-16 19.03 0.29 16.8 0.2 31-Oct-16 18.19 0.03 17.8 0.2 23-Nov-16 17.75 0.04 17.2 0.2 19-Dec-16 18.10 0.03 17.5 0.2 29-Dec-16 18.36 0.06 17.5 0.2 17-Jan-17 18.79 0.10 18.2 0.2 26-Jan-17 18.95 0.09 18.4 0.2
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