Comets - C/2017 E4 Lovejoy - CK17E010
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 23 April 2017 Perihelion Distance (q) 0.5 Aphelion Distance (Q) 1,367 Period (Years)   17,875 Eccentricity (e)   0.99 Inclination (i)   88.2 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 16 November 2018
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Terry Lovejoy discovered a 15th magnitude comet in images taken with his 0.36m f1.9 Schmidt-Cassegrain on 9 March 2017. The comet is apparently intrinsically very faint and may get no brighter than 14th magnitude, but it is however possible that it has a faint outer coma not readily obvious in astrometric CCD images and may be brighter visually.  Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 02-Apr-17 11.03 0.02 7.1 6.7
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