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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 2015 Jan 12 18h33 UT by Francois Kugel


(Copyright Francois Kugel)

Nuclear magnitude (m2)10.8
m2 standard deviation0.1
Aperture radius used for m27.5 "
r (dist/Sun) 1.319 AU
d (dist/Earth) 0.483 AU
Right ascension03 44 02.22 h m s
Declination+09 17 51.7 ° ' "
MPC report
COD A77
CON FRANCOIS KUGEL [fkugel@wanadoo.fr]
OBS A. Klotz ; F. Kugel
MEA F. Kugel
TEL 0.20-m f/4 Schmidt-Cassegrain + CCD
ACK MPCReport file updated 2015.01.12 21:45:41
AC2 fkugel@wanadoo.fr
NET UCAC-4
    CK14Q020  C2015 01 12.77284 03 44 02.22 +09 17 51.7          10.8 N      A77
    CK14Q020  C2015 01 12.79604 03 43 53.52 +09 21 08.1          10.7 N      A77
    CK14Q020  C2015 01 12.81820 03 43 45.33 +09 24 16.0          10.8 N      A77
Instrument typeSchmidt-Cassegrain
Instrument aperture (0=naked eye)200 mm
Instrument focale length800 mm
Instrument focale/diameter4
Filter(s)RGB
CameraST2000XM
SensorCCD
Sensor size13.4x9.5 mm2
Sensor pixels number1600x1200
Sensor temperature-20 °C
Binning1x1
MountMeade MCMT
Exposure total time1260 s
Exposure detailsR420s-G240s-B600s
Observatory MPC codeA77
Reference stars catalogUCAC-4
Image resize factor0.5
Resulting picture sampling (scale)1.87 "/pix
URL for more information or pictureshttp://www.astrosurf.com/obsdauban/images/C14Q2/C14Q2-2015-01-1281-1260s-bin1-R420sG240sB600s-LXST2k.jpg
Observation submission date2015 Jan 12 21h58m08s
Observation modification date2015 Jan 18 20h06m44s

(Record n° 13243)

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