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 10 July 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