Comets - C/2016 A1 PANSTARRS - CK16A010
Type Hyperbolic Perihelion Date 23 November 2017 Perihelion Distance (q) 5.3 Aphelion Distance (Q) n/a Period (Years)   n/a Eccentricity (e)   1.00 Inclination (i)   121.2 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 15 September 2018
COMETS COMETS
DEEP SKY DEEP SKY
A 19th magnitude comet was discovered in PanSTARRS 1 images taken with the 1.8m Ritchey- Chretien on 1 January 2016.  JPL give a Jupiter MOID of 0.07 au. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 27-Dec-16 16.89 0.05 16.2 0.4 06-Jan-17 16.85 0.02 16.0 0.3 21-Jan-17 16.65 0.02 15.9 0.4 03-Feb-17 16.63 0.04 15.9 0.3 16-Feb-17 16.57 0.02 15.4 0.4 03-Mar-17 16.71 0.01 15.6 0.5 20-Mar-17 16.85 0.03 15.1 0.5 29-Mar-17 16.92 0.03 16.3 0.4 15-Dec-17 16.41 0.02 14.9 0.6 22-Dec-17 16.45 0.02 15.4 1.0 05-Jan-18 16.27 0.03 14.0 0.5 15-Jan-18 16.37 0.01 15.5 0.4 22-Jan-18 16.23 0.02 15.2 0.5 03-Feb-18 16.22 0.02 13.4 0.6 11-Feb-18 16.42 0.04 15.4 0.6 19-Feb-18 16.52 0.01 15.8 0.5 20-Mar-18 16.71 0.06 15.3 0.7