Comets - C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS - CK16R020
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 9 May 2018 Perihelion Distance (q) 2.6 Aphelion Distance (Q) 1,816 Period (Years)   27,420 Eccentricity (e)   1.00 Inclination (i)   58.2 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 10 July 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 30 August 2016. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 03-Oct-16 19.28 0.19 18.8 0.2 28-Oct-16 17.15 0.02 14.5 0.2 24-Nov-16 16.49 0.03 13.4 0.4 18-Dec-16 16.52 0.04 13.4 0.5 26-Dec-16 16.53 0.17 13.1 0.3 22-Jan-17 16.54 0.02 13.6 0.5 16-Feb-17 16.64 0.06 13.8 0.5 07-Aug-17 16.05 0.04 13.7 0.6 18-Oct-17 15.11 0.01 12.0 1.1 12-Nov-17 14.99 0.01 11.5 1.5 21-Nov-17 14.65 0.01 11.5 1.8 11-Dec-17 14.42 0.01 11.3 5.2 22-Dec-17 14.24 0.09 11.1 7.1 11-Jan-18 14.56 0.01 11.4 4.0 19-Jan-18 14.25 0.07 11.1 5.8 07-Feb-18 14.38 0.09 11.2 3.3 14-Feb-18 14.75 0.07 11.6 2.8 08-Mar-18 14.90 0.01 11.5 2.6 13-Mar-18 14.90 0.02 11.8 3.2 02-Apr-18 14.93 0.02 11.8 2.3 09-Apr-18 14.75 0.03 11.6 1.8