C/2021 C5 (PANSTARRS)

Type: Periodic Perihelion date: 11 February 2023 Perihelion distance (q): 3.2 Aphelion distance (Q) : 8,472 Period (years): 275,866 Eccentricity (e): 1.00 Inclination (i): 50.8 JPL orbit diagram COBS lightcurve PanSTARRS 1 discovered a 21st magnitude comet in images taken with the 1.8m Ritchey-Chretien on 12 February 2021. It was placed on the PCCP as P11dcTx. There were prediscovery PanSTARRS observations from 22 December, 23 January and 6 February and Mt Lemmon observations from 18 January. Observations (VEMag = visual equivalent magnitude) Date 10x10 mag Error VEmag Coma ' 09-Mar-22 18.0 0.4 29-Mar-22 17.7 0.4 08-Apr-22 18.1 0.4 25-Apr-22 18.0 0.4 02-May-22 18.0 0.4