Comets - C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) - CK20M030
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 25 October 2020 Perihelion Distance (q) 1.3 Aphelion Distance (Q) 52.4 Period (Years) 139 Eccentricity (e) 0.95 Inclination (i) 23.5 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 21 November 2020
COMETS COMETS
DEEP SKY DEEP SKY
The ATLAS (Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System) team discovered a 19th magnitude object in images taken with the 0.5m Schmidt at Mauna Loa on 27 June 2020. It was posted on the PCCP as A10nHge and subsequently noted as cometary by several astrometrists. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 13-Sep-20 14.88 0.02 12.6 1.9 21-Sep-20 14.51 0.04 12.5 1.5 12-Oct-20 13.72 0.03 11.6 1.7 26-Oct-20 13.31 0.03 10.1 4.3 17-Nov-20 12.76 0.01 7.5 10.9 21-Nov-20 12.75 0.03 7.4 14.1