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62P/Tsuchinshan

Date of perihelion passage : 2017-11-16.1264
Perihelion distance : 1.383815 AU
Inclination to ecliptic : 9.7081 °
Orbital period : 6.38 years
Eccentricity : 0.597465

NASA/JPL elements, ephemeris and orbit diagram
IAU/MPC elements and ephemeris


On 2017 Dec 23 05h32 UT by Jean-Francois Soulier


(Copyright Jean-Francois Soulier)

Nuclear magnitude (m2)15.6
m2 standard deviation0.1
Aperture radius used for m28.2 "
Coma diameter6 '
r (dist/Sun) 1.444 AU
d (dist/Earth) 1.226 AU
Right ascension12 53 59.15 h m s
Declination+04 45 08.5 ° ' "
MPC report
COD A77
CON JEAN-FRANCOIS SOULIER [jean-francois.soulier2@wanadoo.fr]
OBS J.-F. Soulier
MEA J.-F. Soulier
TEL 0.20-m f/4 Newtonian reflector + CCD
ACK MPCReport file updated 2017.12.23
AC2 jean-francois.soulier2@wanadoo.fr
NET UCAC-4
0062P         C2017 12 23.23064 12 53 59.15 +04 45 08.5          15.6 N      A77
0062P         C2017 12 23.24075 12 54 00.68 +04 45 03.0          15.5 N      A77
0062P         C2017 12 23.25160 12 54 02.28 +04 44 57.4          15.6 N      A77
Instrument typeNewton
Instrument aperture (0=naked eye)200 mm
Instrument focale length800 mm
Instrument focale/diameter4
Filter(s)None
CameraATIK 314L+
SensorCCD
Sensor temperature-20 °C
Binning1x1
MountAstronomy Equipment AEb
AutoguideNo
Exposure details25 x 60s
Observatory MPC codeA77
LocationDauban (04)
Reference stars catalogUCAC-4
Photometry|Astrometry softwareASTROMETRICA
Resulting picture sampling (scale)1.65 "/pix
Observation submission date2017 Dec 23 08h21m40s
Observation modification date2017 Dec 23 09h24m37s

(Record n° 18670)

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