Comets - C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) - CK19T040
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 9 June 2022 Perihelion Distance (q) 4.2 Aphelion Distance (Q) 2,372 Period (Years) 40,965 Eccentricity (e) 1.00 Inclination (i) 53.6 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 30 March 2020
COMETS COMETS
DEEP SKY DEEP SKY
A 19th magnitude object was discovered in images taken with the 0.5m Schmidt at Mauna Loa on 9 October 2019 by the ATLAS (Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System) team. It had been posted on the PCCP as A10glCS. There were pre-discovery PanSTARRS 1 images from February and other observers noted its cometary nature. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 28-Dec-19 17.86 0.03 17.6 0.2 15-Jan-20 17.80 0.02 17.5 0.2 23-Jan-20 17.71 0.08 17.5 0.2 30-Jan-20 17.67 0.05 17.5 0.2