C/2022 JK5 (PANSTARRS)

Type: Periodic Perihelion date: 28 April 2023 Perihelion distance (q): 2.7 Aphelion distance (Q) : 83.7 Period (years): 284 Eccentricity (e): 0.94 Inclination (i): 16.8 JPL orbit diagram COBS lightcurve PanSTARRS 2 discovered a 21st magnitude object in images taken with the 1.8 m Ritchey-Chretien on 9 May 2022. It was identified as a possible comet by ATLAS in April 2023 and given a PCCP designation of A10Ur87. A couple of weeks later this was confirmed by the MPC. Observations (VEMag = visual equivalent magnitude) Date 10x10 mag Error VEmag Coma ' 06-Sep-23 13.9 1.5 11-Sep-23 14.1 1.3 16-Sep-23 13.9 1.7 21-Sep-23 14.1 1.5 05-Oct-23 15.0 0.8 13-Oct-23 14.6 1.3 18-Oct-23 14.6 1.3 01-Nov-23 15.9 0.6 10-Nov-23 16.1 0.6 15-Nov-23 16.1 0.6 01-Dec-23 17.1 0.4 09-Dec-23 17.2 0.4 26-Dec-23 17.4 0.4 10-Jan-24 17.5 0.4