Comets - C/2016 X1 Lemmon - CK16X010
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 1 May 2019 Perihelion Distance (q) 7.6 Aphelion Distance (Q) 3,024 Period (Years)   59,017 Eccentricity (e)   0.99 Inclination (i)   26.5 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 20th magnitude was discovered in images taken with the Mt Lemmon Survey 1.5m reflector on 8 December 2016. There were pre-discovery images from PanSTARRS on 26 November. After posting on the NEOCP it was found to show a faint coma and tail. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 30-Dec-16 20.60 0.13 20.3 0.2 13-Feb-18 18.91 0.09 18.1 0.2 10-Mar-18 19.20 0.09 19.1 0.2