Comets - C/2018 X2 (Fitzsimmons) - CK18X020
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 8 July 2019 Perihelion Distance (q) 2.1 Aphelion Distance (Q) 299 Period (Years)   1,847 Eccentricity (e)   0.99 Inclination (i)   23.1 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 19 January 2019
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Alan Fitzsimmons discovered a 19th magnitude comet in images taken with the ATLAS (Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System) 0.5m Schmidt at Haleakala on 8 December 2018. It had been posted on the PCCP as A10azqg. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 26-Dec-18   18.40   0.10 18.0 0.2 02-Jan-19   18.23   0.06 17.9 0.2