Comets - C/2019 K7 (Smith) - CK19K070
Type Hyperbolic Perihelion Date 16 June 2020 Perihelion Distance (q) 4.5 Aphelion Distance (Q) n/a Period (Years) n/a Eccentricity (e) 1.00 Inclination (i) 103.5 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 22 March 2020
COMETS COMETS
DEEP SKY DEEP SKY
A 17th magnitude object was discovered by Ken Smith in images taken with the 0.5m Schmidt at Haleakala on 30 May 2019 by the ATLAS (Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System) team. It was posted on the PCCP as br4203 [not as A10xxxx as might be expected]. CBET 4648 was issued on 4 July with corrected ephemeris magnitudes. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 03-Jun-19 17.01 0.09 16.7 0.3 05-Aug-19 16.10 0.04 14.8 0.5 21-Aug-19 16.32 0.02 15.3 0.4 29-Aug-19 16.36 0.02 15.9 0.3 18-Sep-19 16.74 0.02 16.2 0.3 30-Sep-19 16.79 0.03 16.4 0.3 21-Oct-19 17.00 0.05 16.6 0.3 28-Oct-19 16.87 0.03 16.7 0.3