C/2020 F5 (MASTER)

Type: Periodic Perihelion date: 23 March 2021 Perihelion distance (q): 4.3 Aphelion distance (Q) : 11,319 Period (years): 425,997 Eccentricity (e): 1.00 Inclination (i): 52.2 JPL orbit diagram COBS lightcurve The MASTER team reported the discovery of a 16th magnitude comet in ATEL 13619 on 6 April 2020. The comet was found using the MASTER (Mobile Astronomical System of the Telescope-Robots) auto detection system with the robotic 0.4m f/2.5 reflector at San Juan, Argentina on 28 March, with images from earlier in March then found in data collected by the system at the SAAO, Sutherland, South Africa. It was confirmed by other observers and formally announced by the MPC and CBAT. Observations (VEMag = visual equivalent magnitude) Date 10x10 mag Error VEmag Coma ' 04-Aug-21 13.8 0.6 13-Aug-21 12.2 0.8 01-Sep-21 15.32 0.02 14.8 0.4 06-Sep-21 15.32 0.01 15.1 0.4