Comets - C/2016 N6 PANSTARRS - CK16N060
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 18 July 2018 Perihelion Distance (q) 2.7 Aphelion Distance (Q) 2,906 Period (Years)   55,455 years Eccentricity (e)   1.00 Inclination (i)   105.8 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 10 July 2018
COMETS COMETS
DEEP SKY DEEP SKY
A 21st magnitude comet was discovered in PanSTARRS 1 images taken with the 1.8m Ritchey-Chretien on 27 June 2016.  It took another two months for the first orbit to be published. It could reach 14th magnitude at perihelion. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 31-Aug-16 19.89 0.11 19.6 0.2 03-Oct-16 19.28 0.19 18.8 0.2 31-Oct-16 19.22 0.03 19.1 0.2 04-Apr-17 17.28 0.17 14.5 0.2 06-Apr-17 17.17 0.06 16.9 0.2 21-Apr-17 17.20 0.02 17.0 0.2 03-May-17 17.17 0.08 16.5 0.2 18-May-17 16.84 0.03 15.5 0.5 28-May-17 16.61 0.01 16.3 0.3 15-Jun-17 16.71 0.08 15.4 0.5 29-Jun-17 16.46 0.01 15.9 0.4 13-Jul-17 16.39 0.03 15.6 0.4 23-Jul-17 16.11 0.05 14.4 0.5 10-Aug-17 16.23 0.06 15.2 0.4 17-Aug-17 16.03 0.05 15.2 0.6 29-Aug-17 15.84 0.02 14.6 0.5 08-Sep-17 16.00 0.06 15.0 0.3 25-Sep-17 15.62 0.03 14.7 0.5 30-Sep-17 15.54 0.04 14.1 0.6 30-Oct-17 15.33 0.01 14.2 0.5 15-Dec-17 14.65 0.04 12.4 0.9 20-Jan-18 14.42 0.04 12.2 1.1 12-Feb-18 13.96 0.07 11.1 1.4 19-Feb-18 14.26 0.01 12.3 1.3 07-Mar-18 14.31 0.05 12.6 1.1 20-Mar-18 14.41 0.04 12.3 1.0 04-Apr-18 14.58 0.01 12.6 1.2 19-Apr-18 14.32 0.02 12.1 1.4 02-May-18 14.16 0.02 12.3 1.2 30-May-18 14.12 0.02 11.6 1.4