Comets - C/2019 J3 (ATLAS) - CK19J030
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 1 August 2019 Perihelion Distance (q) 2.4 Aphelion Distance (Q) 96,872 Period (Years) 10,660,327 Eccentricity (e) 1.00 Inclination (i) 131.4 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 26 May 2020
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DEEP SKY DEEP SKY
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 ' 3-Jun-19 17.74 0.13 17.2 0.3 28-Jun-19 17.09 0.14 16.4 0.5 22-Feb-20 20.51 0.34 20.1 0.2
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