Comets - C/2017 B3 LINEAR - CK17B030
Type Parabolic Perihelion Date 29 January 2019 Perihelion Distance (q) 3.8 Aphelion Distance (Q) n/a Period (Years)   n/a Eccentricity (e)   1.00 Inclination (i)   54.1 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 14 August 2018
COMETS COMETS
DEEP SKY DEEP SKY
A 19th magnitude object was discovered by LINEAR (3.5m reflector Space Surveillance Telescope at the Atom Peak site) on 26 January 2017.  It was shown to have cometary features by astrometrists after posting on the PCCP. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 30-Jan-17 18.80 0.05 18.7 0.2 21-Feb-17 18.47 0.07 17.3 0.2 03-Mar-17 18.34 0.13 17.8 0.2 29-Mar-17 17.94 0.05 17.2 0.3 18-Apr-17 17.83 0.15 15.9 0.2 30-Apr-17 17.81 0.12 16.5 0.2
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