Comets - C/2019 K5 (Young) - CK19K050
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 22 June 2019 Perihelion Distance (q) 2.0 Aphelion Distance (Q) 303.4 Period (Years) 1,887 Eccentricity (e) 0.99 Inclination (i) 15.3 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 30 March 2020
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David Young discovered a 17th magnitude comet in images taken with the ATLAS (Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System) 0.5m Schmidt at Mauna Loa on 25 May 2019. It had been posted on the PCCP as A10dQbl and during a glitch in the MPC system was assigned the designation of 2015 XU100 as a main-belt asteroid. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 03-Jun-19 16.95 0.15 14.5 0.4 30-Jul-19 16.27 0.03 14.2 0.8 27-Aug-19 16.56 0.02 14.8 0.6 03-Sep-19 16.54 0.03 14.9 0.5 10-Sep-19 16.65 0.05 15.2 0.6 24-Sep-19 16.66 0.01 14.9 0.5 01-Oct-19 16.71 0.01 14.7 0.7 22-Oct-19 16.71 0.02 14.9 0.7 29-Oct-19 16.77 0.01 15.1 0.7 19-Nov-19 17.07 0.02 15.6 0.7 27-Nov-19 17.28 0.02 15.4 0.7 23-Dec-19 18.04 0.05 16.6 0.6 30-Dec-19 18.20 0.04 17.0 0.5 13-Jan-20 18.61 0.05 17.0 0.3 17-Feb-20 19.61 0.06 19.2 0.3