Comets - C/2020 M5 (ATLAS) - CK20M050
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 19 August 2021 Perihelion Distance (q) 3.0 Aphelion Distance (Q) 16,021 Period (Years) 717,154 Eccentricity (e) 1.00 Inclination (i) 93.2 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 30 June 2020. It was posted on the PCCP as A10nMaI and subsequently noted as cometary by several astrometrists. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 24-Sep-20 18.79 0.36 18.5 0.4 08-Oct-20 17.8 0.4 11-Oct-20 17.5 0.4 17-Nov-20 17.8 0.4