Comets - C/2020 T2 (Palomar) - CK20T020
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 11 July 2021 Perihelion Distance (q) 2.1 Aphelion Distance (Q) 641 Period (Years) 5,767 Eccentricity (e) 1.00 Inclination (i) 27.9 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 28 December 2020
COMETS COMETS
DEEP SKY DEEP SKY
Dmitry A. Duev found a comet of 19th magnitude in images taken with the Zwicky Transient Facility camera on the 1.2m Oschin Schmidt on 7 October 2020. It was posted on the PCCP as ZTFDD01. Pre-discovery images back to 2019 December were found. It was subsequently independently discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey on 22 October 2020 and posted on the PCCP as C1G21V1. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 27-Oct-20 17.8 0.4 18-Nov-20 17.8 0.4 14-Dec-20 17.66 0.10 16.9 0.4 21-Dec-20 17.63 0.11 17.3 0.4