Comets - C/2014 Y1 (PANSTARRS) - CK14Y010
Type Hyperbolic Perihelion Date 17 January 2016 Perihelion Distance (q) 2.2 Aphelion Distance (Q) n/a Period (Years)   n/a Eccentricity (e)   1.00 Inclination (i)   14.9 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 15 September 2018
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DEEP SKY DEEP SKY
A 20th magnitude comet was discovered in PanSTARRS 1 images taken with the 1.8m Ritchey- Chretien on December 16. Tim Spahr found pre-discovery images in PanSTARRS data from a month earlier, suggesting that the comet might reach 14th magnitude around the time of perihelion. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 07-Feb-16   17.49 0.05 15.2 0.2 29-May-16 17.62 0.05 17.3 0.2
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