Comets - C/2019 K8 (ATLAS) - CK19K080
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 21 July 2019 Perihelion Distance (q) 3.2 Aphelion Distance (Q) 3,146 Period (Years) 62,489 Eccentricity (e) 1.00 Inclination (i) 93.2 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 30 March 2020
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An 18th magnitude comet was discovered in images taken with the 0.5m Schmidt at Mauna Loa on 27 May 2019 by the ATLAS (Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System) team. It had been posted on the PCCP as A10dGSV and as A10eo6k. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 02-Jun-19 19.13 0.15 18.6 0.2 07-Aug-19 18.67 0.06 18.5 0.2 09-Sep-19 18.90 0.14 18.7 0.2 27-Dec-19 18.77 0.08 18.4 0.2 30-Jan-20 19.01 0.19 18.9 0.2
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