Comets - C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS) - CK14S020
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 9 December 2015 Perihelion Distance (q) 2.1 Aphelion Distance (Q) 338.6 Period (Years)   2,223.5 Eccentricity (e)   0.99 Inclination (i)   64.7 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 4 November 2018
COMETS COMETS
DEEP SKY DEEP SKY
A 21st magnitude comet was discovered in PanSTARRS 1 images taken with the 1.8m Ritchey- Chretien on 2014 September 22. It was reported at 11th magnitude in September 2015 and it could brighten another magnitude by perihelion. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 17-Aug-15 14.55 0.03 12.4 0.7 25-Aug-15 14.19 0.01 12.5 0.6 17-Oct-15 12.40 0.01 10.2 1.1 23-Oct-15 12.37 0.03 10.2 1.6 31-Oct-15 12.07 0.02 9.4 1.7 05-Nov-15 12.12 0.03 9.4 3.0 21-Nov-15 11.50 0.04 8.4 2.4 02-Dec-15 11.76 0.02 8.8 2.9 09-Dec-15 11.79 0.03 8.9 2.3 13-Dec-15 11.56 0.04 8.7 2.5 18-Dec-15 11.20 0.03 8.2 2.3 22-Dec-15 11.20 0.02 7.9 2.9 04-Feb-16   11.88 0.01 8.5 4.2 07-Feb-16   11.66 0.01 8.3 3.8 27-Feb-16 11.62 0.05 8.4 3.8 04-Mar-16 11.98 0.01 8.6 3.3 17-Mar-16 12.30 0.02 8.9 3.2 28-Mar-16 12.84 0.04 9.6 3.2 12-Apr-16 13.15 0.01 9.8 3.8 12-Apr-16 13.12 0.02 9.8 5.0 01-May-16 13.27 0.04 10.1 2.7 28-May-16 14.19 0.01 10.7 3.0 03-Jun-16 14.32 0.01 10.8 2.6 08-Jun-16 14.47 0.05 11.0 2.4 20-Jun-16 14.79 0.02 11.6 1.2
This image comprises 5 x Clear (45 seconds each), stacked on the comet, taken with the 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera, at 23:12 UTC on 28 May 2016 while at an altitude of 45 degrees. The field of view is 25’ x 17’, North is up and East to the left.
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