Comets - C/2016 N4 Master - CK16N040
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 17 September 2017 Perihelion Distance (q) 3.2 Aphelion Distance (Q) 921 Period (Years)   9,934 years Eccentricity (e)   0.99 Inclination (i)   72.5 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 6 May 2018
COMETS COMETS
DEEP SKY DEEP SKY
An apparently asteroidal object of 17th magnitude found with the MASTER 0.4m reflector at Teneriffe on 15 July 2016 was designated as 2016 NZ38.  It was shown to have cometary features during follow-up astrometry by other observers. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 30-Aug-16 16.26 0.02 15.0 0.5 06-Sep-16 16.19 0.02 15.2 0.4 22-Sep-16 16.05 0.02 14.7 0.6 29-Sep-16 15.93 0.07 12.6 0.6 09-Oct-16 16.18 0.01 15.2 0.5 28-Oct-16 16.33 0.01 15.5 0.4 04-Nov-16 16.33 0.05 15.5 0.4 24-Nov-16 16.39 0.02 15.6 0.5 27-Dec-16 16.43 0.03 15.7 0.4 05-May-17 16.44 0.10 15.0 0.4 28-May-17 16.59 0.05 13.3 0.5 22-Jun-17 16.41 0.01 14.6 0.8 04-Jul-17 16.51 0.03 14.4 0.7 20-Jul-17 16.41 0.02 13.9 0.7 30-Jul-17 16.37 0.02 15.9 0.4 19-Aug-17 16.29 0.02 14.8 0.5 27-Aug-17 16.30 0.01 15.4 0.5 14-Sep-17 16.27 0.03 14.9 0.7 22-Sep-17 16.27 0.01 15.0 0.6 11-Oct-17 15.78 0.01 14.7 0.5 25-Oct-17 16.44 0.02 15.2 0.6 18-Feb-18 16.61 0.04 15.0 0.6 06-Mar-18 16.93 0.04 14.7 0.4 13-Mar-18 16.79 0.03 15.1 0.6 02-May-18 17.46 0.13 16.0 0.5