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C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)

Date of perihelion passage : 2018-5-9.5730
Perihelion distance : 2.602345 AU
Inclination to ecliptic : 58.2243 °
Orbital period : 20418.00 years
Eccentricity : 0.996140

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


On 2018 Jan 13 23h03 UT by Patrick Ditz


(Copyright Patrick Ditz)

Nuclear magnitude (m2)15.1
m2 standard deviation0.1
Aperture radius used for m27.5 "
Coma diameter5 '
Tail length0.32 °
Tail position angle (PA)102 °
r (dist/Sun) 2.878 AU
d (dist/Earth) 2.129 AU
Right ascension04 10 49.30 h m s
Declination+17 58 30.9 ° ' "
MPC report
COD K97
CON P. Ditz [patrick.ditz@wanadoo.fr]
OBS P. Ditz
MEA P. Ditz
TEL 0.20-m f/7.4 reflector + CCD
ACK MPCReport C/2016R2 2018/01/13
AC2 patrick.ditz@wanadoo.fr
NET UCAC-4
    CK16R020  C2018 01 13.96061 04 10 49.30 +17 58 30.9          15.0 N      K97
    CK16R020  C2018 01 13.97963 04 10 48.30 +17 58 51.0          15.1 N      K97
    CK16R020  C2018 01 13.99571 04 10 47.47 +17 59 07.6          15.1 N      K97
Instrumental configurationConfig1
InstrumentT200 F/D 7.4
Instrument typeNewton
Instrument aperture (0=naked eye)200 mm
Instrument focale length1480 mm
Instrument focale/diameter7.4
Filter(s)L
CameraATIK 460 EX
SensorCCD
Sensor size12.5x10.0 mm2
Sensor pixels number2749x2199
Sensor temperature-15 °C
Binning2x2
MountVMA300 Valmeca
AutoguideYes
Exposure total time3480 s
Exposure details29x120s
Air mass1.4
Observatory MPC codeK97
Location67130 Freconrupt
Reference stars catalogUCAC-4
Photometry|Astrometry softwareASTROMETRICA
Resulting picture sampling (scale)1.26 "/pix
Image processingPRISM
Remarks or commentsPlusieurs queues sont visibles: principale: PA 102° lg: 19' secondaire: PA 78° lg: 9' et tertiaire: PA 39° lg: 0.78'
Observation submission date2018 Jan 14 13h42m27s
Observation modification date2018 Jan 16 13h24m00s

(Record n° 18760)

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