Comets - C/2015 T4 PANSTARRS - CK15T040
Type Parabolic Perihelion Date 2 June 2016 Perihelion Distance (q) 1.5 Aphelion Distance (Q) n/a Period (Years)   n/a Eccentricity (e)   1.00 Inclination (i)   90.2 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 14 August 2018
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DEEP SKY DEEP SKY
A 19th magnitude comet was discovered in PanSTARRS 1 images taken with the 1.8m Ritchey- Chretien on October 14. Hirohisa Sato notes that it is in a long period orbit of around 400 years.  It may reach 13th magnitude around the time of perihelion, when it is at high southern declination. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 20-Oct-15 17.96 0.05 17.4 0.2 04-Nov-15 17.53 0.03 17.3 0.2 17-Nov-15 17.14 0.03 15.2 0.2 02-Dec-15 16.98 0.07 16.5 0.2 13-Dec-15 16.89 0.01 16.6 0.2
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