Comets - C/2016 Q4 Kowalski - CK16Q040
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 30 January 2018 Perihelion Distance (q) 7.1 Aphelion Distance (Q) 26.5 Period (Years)   68.8 years Eccentricity (e)   0.58 Inclination (i)   7.3 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 10 July 2018
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Rich Kowalski discovered a 19th magnitude comet in images taken with the Mt Lemmon Survey 1.5m reflector on 30 August 2016.  There were pre-discovery images from PanSTARRS on 11 July and 3 August 3. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 06-Sep-16 19.73 0.19 19.1 0.2 27-Sep-16 19.09 0.02 18.5 0.2 05-Jan-18 20.65 0.06 20.2 0.2