Comets - C/2019 J2 (Palomar) - CK19J020
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 20 July 2019 Perihelion Distance (q) 1.7 Aphelion Distance (Q) 91.0 Period (Years)   315.9 Eccentricity (e)   0.96 Inclination (i)   105.4 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 15 September 2019
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The Palomar Transient Factory discovered a 17th magnitude comet on 9 May 2019 with the 1.2m Oschin Schmidt.  Following posting on the PCCP they found pre-discovery images from 27 April. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 15-Jun-19   17.80   0.16 14.7 0.3