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)   1.01 Inclination (i)   103.5 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 3 November 2019
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