Comets - C/2019 F2 (ATLAS) - CK19F020
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 8 September 2019 Perihelion Distance (q) 2.2 Aphelion Distance (Q) 30.8 Period (Years) 67.2 Eccentricity (e) 0.86 Inclination (i) 19.2 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 30 March 2020
COMETS COMETS
DEEP SKY DEEP SKY
A 18th magnitude comet was discovered in images taken with the 0.5m Schmidt at Mauna Loa on 26 March 2019 by the ATLAS (Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System) team. There were pre-discovery images made in February. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma '