Comets - C/2015 GX (PANSTARRS) - CK15G00X
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 26 August 2015 Perihelion Distance (q) 2.0 Aphelion Distance (Q) 30.4 Period (Years)   65.1 Eccentricity (e)   0.88 Inclination (i)   90.3 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 6 May 2018
COMETS COMETS
DEEP SKY DEEP SKY
A 20th magnitude asteroid was discovered in PanSTARRS 1 images taken with the 1.8m Ritchey- Chretien on 2015 April 8. It was subsequently found to show cometary activity by astrometrists including Roberto Haver, L Buzzi and H Sato. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 02-Nov-15 16.47 0.06 15.0 0.2 21-Nov-15 16.59 0.03 15.0 0.3 14-Dec-15 17.08 0.03 15.7 0.2
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