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Comet P/2012 O2 (McNaught) is at Opposition (2.706 AU) on the 19th March 2018.



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Comet P/2012 O2 (McNaught) is at Opposition (3.233 AU) on the 15th December 2013

Ephemeris

Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   Mag
2013 12 14    05 32 16.0 +02 41 26   3.2291  4.1650   159.4     4.8  25.7
2013 12 15    05 31 27.6 +02 43 29   3.2330  4.1690   159.5     4.7  25.7
2013 12 16    05 30 39.4 +02 45 39   3.2372  4.1731   159.4     4.7  25.8
2013 12 17    05 29 51.4 +02 47 54   3.2418  4.1771   159.4     4.8  25.8
2013 12 18    05 29 03.5 +02 50 16   3.2466  4.1811   159.2     4.8  25.8
2013 12 19    05 28 15.8 +02 52 44   3.2518  4.1851   159.0     4.8  25.8
2013 12 20    05 27 28.4 +02 55 17   3.2573  4.1891   158.7     4.9  25.8
2013 12 21    05 26 41.3 +02 57 57   3.2630  4.1931   158.3     5.0  25.8
2013 12 22    05 25 54.5 +03 00 43   3.2691  4.1971   157.9     5.1  25.8
2013 12 23    05 25 08.0 +03 03 35   3.2755  4.2011   157.5     5.1  25.8
2013 12 24    05 24 21.9 +03 06 32   3.2822  4.2050   157.0     5.3  25.8
2013 12 25    05 23 36.2 +03 09 36   3.2892  4.2090   156.4     5.4  25.8
2013 12 26    05 22 50.9 +03 12 45   3.2965  4.2130   155.8     5.5  25.8
2013 12 27    05 22 06.1 +03 15 59   3.3041  4.2169   155.2     5.6  25.8
2013 12 28    05 21 21.8 +03 19 19   3.3120  4.2209   154.5     5.8  25.9
2013 12 29    05 20 38.1 +03 22 44   3.3202  4.2248   153.8     5.9  25.9
2013 12 30    05 19 54.9 +03 26 15   3.3287  4.2287   153.0     6.1  25.9
2013 12 31    05 19 12.3 +03 29 51   3.3375  4.2327   152.3     6.2  25.9


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Comet P/2012 O2 (McNaught) makes its closest approach to the Earth (0.782 AU) on the 4th August, 2012.



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Orbital elements:
    P/2012 O2 (McNaught)
Epoch 2012 July 12.0 TT = JDT 2456120.5
T 2012 June 25.09813 TT                                 MPC
q   1.6609099            (2000.0)            P               Q
n   0.14437654     Peri.  183.04681     +0.55307218     +0.75298484
a   3.5986392      Node   120.81501     -0.75533930     +0.63376243
e   0.5384617      Incl.   24.52909     -0.35153052     -0.17708476
P   6.83
From 49 observations 2012 May 20-July 23

MPEC 2012 - O27

Comet P/2012 O2 (MCNAUGHT) was discovered on the 20th May, 2012, by R. H. McNaught (Siding Spring Survey).
The preliminary orbital elements of the comet indicate a perihelion passage on the 25th June, 2012, at a distance of 1.66 AU from the Sun.



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