Comets - C/2016 A8 LINEAR - CK16A080
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 30 August 2016 Perihelion Distance (q) 1.9 Aphelion Distance (Q) 71.1 Period (Years)   220.4 Eccentricity (e)   0.95 Inclination (i)   148.3 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 14 August 2018
COMETS COMETS
DEEP SKY DEEP SKY
A 20th magnitude object discovered by LINEAR (The 3.5m reflector Space Surveillance Telescope at the Atom site) on 2016 January 14 was shown to have cometary features by astrometrist after posting on the PCCP. Although the discovery magnitude suggests that it will get to 15th magnitude, it could do better around the time of perihelion and may be worth checking visually. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 21-Jun-16 16.42 0.12 14.9 0.2 24-Aug-16 14.35 0.02 12.8 0.9 31-Aug-16 14.11 0.02 12.2 0.9 05-Sep-16 14.28 0.02 13.0 0.4 18-Sep-16 14.75 0.01 12.9 0.6 01-Oct-16 15.39 0.01 14.5 0.4
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