Comets - C/2012 F3 (PANSTARRS) - CK12F030
Type Hyperbolic Perihelion Date 6 April 2015 Perihelion Distance (q) 3.5 Aphelion Distance (Q) n/a Period (Years)   n/a Eccentricity (e)   1.00 Inclination (i)   11.4 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 10 July 2018
COMETS COMETS
DEEP SKY DEEP SKY
Pan-STARRS discovered a 21st magnitude comet on 2012 March 16. Following confirming images taken at Mauna Kea the next day, images of the object were found in Pan-STARRS data from January 19. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 19 Feb 13 18.40 0.05 18.2 0.2 10 Mar 13 18.16 0.05 17.9 0.3 31 Mar 13 18.16 0.03 17.9 0.2 1 Apr 13 18.07 0.06 17.8 0.3 16 Apr 13 18.35 0.04 18.1 0.2 12 Jan 14 17.05 0.03 16.3 0.3 27 Jan 14 16.94 0.02 16.2 0.4 4 Mar 14 16.45 0.02 15.6 0.4 28 Mar 14 16.11 0.01 15.2 0.4 23 Apr 14 15.81 0.03 14.9 0.4 3 May 14 15.88 0.02 14.8 0.4 6 Jun 14 15.93 0.04 14.2 0.3 28 Jun 14 15.97 0.01 14.8 0.4 10 Jul 14 15.93 0.04 14.7 0.3 26 Jul 14 15.91 0.02 14.0 0.2 6 Aug 14 15.93 0.02 14.3 0.3 08-Aug-15 15.52 0.04 13.8 0.3 01-Oct-15 16.23 0.01 15.0 0.3 17-May-16 17.22 0.02 15.1 0.2 04-Jun-16 17.49 0.03 15.6 0.2 25-Aug-16 17.40 0.04 15.0 0.2 03-Sep-16 17.35 0.01 15.4 0.4 10-Sep-16 17.23 0.01 14.7 0.4 22-Sep-16 17.57 0.03 15.1 0.5 30-Sep-16 17.73 0.01 15.7 0.4 29-Oct-16 18.14 0.03 16.1 0.5 05-Nov-16 18.04 0.06 15.2 0.5 24-Nov-16 18.27 0.04 16.1 0.4
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