Comets - P/2013 O2 (PANSTARRS) - PK13O020
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 22 May 2021 Perihelion Distance (q) 2.1 Aphelion Distance (Q) 5.5 Period (Years)   7.4 Eccentricity (e)   0.45 Inclination (i)   13.3 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 3 November 2019
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Pan-STARRS discovered a 21st magnitude comet on 16 July 2013.  It makes  occasional approaches to Jupiter, most recently to within 0.3 au in 1994. This reduced the perihelion distance from 2.6 au to its present value. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 27 Oct 13 18.93 0.13 18.3 0.1 9 Nov 13 18.68 0.24 17.9 0.2 27 Dec 13 19.55 0.13 19.2 0.2