Comets - C/2015 WZ PANSTARRS - CK15W00Z
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 15 April 2016 Perihelion Distance (q) 1.4 Aphelion Distance (Q) 386.8 Period (Years)   2,704 Eccentricity (e)   0.99 Inclination (i)   134.1 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 4 November 2018
COMETS COMETS
DEEP SKY DEEP SKY
PanSTARRS 1 discovered a 21st magnitude asteroid in images taken with the 1.8m Ritchey- Chretien on 2015 November 17. The object, originally classified as a Trans-Neptunian Object, was at perihelion at 1.4 au in 2016 April and has a retrograde orbit. The orbit has a Tisserand criterion with respect to Jupiter of -1.01. It was reclassified as a comet in MPEC 2016-H29 (2016 April 19). Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 17-May-16 15.42 0.02 12.5 0.7 29-May-16 16.12 0.01 13.2 0.2 07-Jun-16 16.59 0.02 13.6 0.2 26-Jun-16 17.35 0.09 14.5 0.2 07-Jul-16 17.95 0.15 14.9 0.2
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