Comets - C/2020 F2 (ATLAS) - CK20F020
Type Hyperbolic Perihelion Date 16 July 2022 Perihelion Distance (q) 8.8 Aphelion Distance (Q) n/a Period (Years) n/a Eccentricity (e) 1.00 Inclination (i) 163.6 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 26 May 2020
COMETS COMETS
DEEP SKY DEEP SKY
A 19th magnitude object was discovered in images taken with the 0.5m Schmidt at Haleakala on 21 March 2020 by the ATLAS (Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System) team. The next day it was detected by PanSTARRS, who noted a coma. Prediscovery images from PanSTARRS were found from May and August 2019, and February 2020. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 25-May-20 18.34 0.09 18.3 0.2