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C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

Date of perihelion passage : 2015-1-30.0632
Perihelion distance : 1.290437 AU
Inclination to ecliptic : 80.3010 °
Orbital period : 13454.00 years
Eccentricity : 0.997701

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


On 2014 Dec 17 02h07 UT by Francois Kugel


(Copyright Francois Kugel)

Nuclear magnitude (m2)11.2
m2 standard deviation0.1
Aperture radius used for m218.6 "
Tail length0.25 °
Tail position angle (PA)345 °
r (dist/Sun) 1.449 AU
d (dist/Earth) 0.717 AU
Right ascension06 38 51.58 h m s
Declination-39 00 08.9 ° ' "
MPC report
COD A77
CON FRANCOIS KUGEL [fkugel@wanadoo.fr]
OBS F. Kugel
MEA F. Kugel
TEL 0.20-m f/2.1 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD
ACK MPCReport file updated 2014.12.17 05:28:17
AC2 fkugel@wanadoo.fr
NET USNO-SA2.0
    CK14Q020  C2014 12 17.08837 06 38 51.58 -39 00 08.9          11.1 N      A77
    CK14Q020  C2014 12 17.09560 06 38 49.31 -38 57 45.0          11.2 N      A77
Instrument typeSchmidt-Cassegrain
Instrument aperture (0=naked eye)200 mm
Instrument focale length420 mm
Instrument focale/diameter2.1
Filter(s)R (RGB)
CameraST8300
SensorCCD
Sensor size18x24 mm2
Sensor temperature-20 °C
Binning1x1
MountHEQ5pro
Exposure total time50 s
Exposure details5x10s
Observatory MPC codeA77
Reference stars catalogUSNO-SA2.0
Image resize factor0.5
Resulting picture sampling (scale)2.66 "/pix
Remarks or commentsBad astrometry : The first is off by ~5" in Decl., the second by ~132" in Decl.
Observation submission date2014 Dec 17 05h36m13s
Observation modification date2014 Dec 18 18h30m09s

(Record n° 13069)

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