Comets - P/2015 TP200 LINEAR - PK15TK0P
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 28 October 2016 Perihelion Distance (q) 3.4 Aphelion Distance (Q) 11.2 Period (Years)   19.7 Eccentricity (e)   0.54 Inclination (i)   8.8 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 15 September 2018
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LINEAR (The 3.5m reflector Space Surveillance Telescope at the Atom site) discovered a 20th magnitude asteroid on 10 October 2015. The object was posted on the PCCP, but not confirmed as a comet. Whilst taking follow-up images on 3 August 2016 with the iTelescope 0.51-m f/6.8 astrograph, Hidetaka Sato noted that it was some three magnitudes brighter than expected and showed a coma. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 07-Nov-16 17.46 0.17 16.8 0.2 27-Nov-16 17.11 0.03 15.7 0.2 10-Dec-16 17.06 0.02 16.0 0.2 27-Dec-16 16.82 0.07 15.9 0.2 04-Jan-17 16.78 0.02 14.2 0.3 22-Jan-17 16.88 0.03 15.2 0.4 02-Feb-17 17.02 0.05 16.0 0.3 13-Feb-17 17.18 0.05 16.0 0.2 21-Mar-17 17.67 0.11 16.5 0.2 13-Apr-17 17.79 0.04 16.7 0.2
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