130P/McNaught-Hughes

(0130P)

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Type: Periodic Perihelion date: 14 April 2024 Perihelion distance (q): 1.8 Aphelion distance (Q) : 4.9 Period (years): 6.2 Eccentricity (e): 0.46 Inclination (i): 6.1 JPL orbit diagram COBS lightcurve Robert H. McNaught discovered this comet on a plate exposed 30 September 1991 with the U. K. Schmidt telescope by Shaun M. Hughes at Siding Spring. The comet's brightness was estimated as magnitude 16.5. The comet was described as strongly condensed and it exhibited a diffuse tail extending 2 arc minutes toward PA 250 degrees. McNaught confirmed the discovery on 1 October, when the comet was photographed with the Uppsala Southern Schmidt telescope. The comet was independently recovered by J. V. Scotti (Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Arizona, USA) and Akimasa Nakamura (Kuma Kogen Astronomical Observatory) during April 1997. Observations (VEMag = visual equivalent magnitude) Date 10x10 mag Error VEmag Coma ' 09-Aug-18 17.55 0.08 14.4 0.3 17-Aug-18 17.54 0.05 14.3 0.3 13-Oct-18 17.86 0.04 16.7 0.3 01-Nov-18 17.87 0.03 16.8 0.3 14-Nov-18 17.73 0.05 16.8 0.5 28-Nov-18 17.86 0.06 16.6 0.4