Comets - C/2019 F1 (ATLAS-Africano) - CK19F010
Type Hyperbolic Perihelion Date 22 June 2021 Perihelion Distance (q) 3.6 Aphelion Distance (Q) n/a Period (Years) n/a Eccentricity (e) 1.00 Inclination (i) 54.2 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 26 May 2020
COMETS COMETS
DEEP SKY DEEP SKY
ATLAS reported a possible 18th magnitude NEO on 28 March 2019, but it didn't have a high score and was not posted on the NEOCP. Brian Africano discovered the same object as a comet of 18th magnitude in Mt Lemmon Survey images taken with the 1.5m reflector on 29 March. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 30-Apr-19 18.13 0.02 17.5 0.3 07-May-19 18.13 0.03 17.8 0.3 24-May-19 18.08 0.07 17.7 0.3 31-May-19 18.19 0.06 17.8 0.3 21-Jun-19 18.11 0.13 17.7 0.3 01-Jan-20 17.43 0.04 17.0 0.3 25-Jan-20 17.27 0.01 16.9 0.3 01-Feb-20 17.26 0.08 16.6 0.3 22-Feb-20 17.22 0.03 16.9 0.4 04-Mar-20 17.09 0.03 16.4 0.4 19-Mar-20 16.83 0.05 15.4 0.5 28-Mar-20 16.73 0.01 16.1 0.4 22-May-20 16.20 0.02 15.1 0.5