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Comet P/2012 T2 (PANSTARRS) is at Opposition (4.624 AU) on the 14th January 2016



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Comet P/2012 T2 (PANSTARRS) is at Opposition (3.873 AU) on the 7th November, 2013.

Ephemeris

Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   Mag
2013 11 05    02 59 35.6 +08 53 42   3.8731  4.8566   171.8     1.7  19.8
2013 11 06    02 59 02.5 +08 52 43   3.8731  4.8570   172.1     1.6  19.8
2013 11 07    02 58 29.4 +08 51 47   3.8735  4.8574   172.3     1.6  19.8
2013 11 08    02 57 56.2 +08 50 52   3.8742  4.8578   172.2     1.6  19.8
2013 11 09    02 57 23.1 +08 49 59   3.8752  4.8582   172.0     1.6  19.8
2013 11 10    02 56 50.0 +08 49 08   3.8765  4.8586   171.7     1.7  19.8
2013 11 11    02 56 16.9 +08 48 19   3.8781  4.8590   171.2     1.8  19.8
2013 11 12    02 55 43.9 +08 47 32   3.8801  4.8594   170.6     1.9  19.8
2013 11 13    02 55 11.0 +08 46 48   3.8823  4.8598   170.0     2.0  19.8
2013 11 14    02 54 38.2 +08 46 06   3.8848  4.8602   169.2     2.2  19.8
2013 11 15    02 54 05.6 +08 45 27   3.8877  4.8606   168.4     2.4  19.8
2013 11 16    02 53 33.1 +08 44 50   3.8908  4.8611   167.5     2.5  19.8
2013 11 17    02 53 00.9 +08 44 16   3.8943  4.8615   166.6     2.7  19.8
2013 11 18    02 52 28.8 +08 43 45   3.8980  4.8619   165.7     2.9  19.8
2013 11 19    02 51 57.0 +08 43 16   3.9021  4.8623   164.7     3.1  19.8
2013 11 20    02 51 25.5 +08 42 51   3.9064  4.8627   163.7     3.3  19.8
2013 11 21    02 50 54.3 +08 42 28   3.9111  4.8632   162.7     3.5  19.8
2013 11 22    02 50 23.3 +08 42 08   3.9160  4.8636   161.7     3.7  19.8
2013 11 23    02 49 52.7 +08 41 52   3.9212  4.8640   160.7     3.9  19.8
2013 11 24    02 49 22.5 +08 41 38   3.9268  4.8644   159.6     4.1  19.8
2013 11 25    02 48 52.6 +08 41 28   3.9326  4.8649   158.6     4.3  19.8
2013 11 26    02 48 23.1 +08 41 21   3.9387  4.8653   157.5     4.4  19.8
2013 11 27    02 47 54.1 +08 41 17   3.9451  4.8657   156.5     4.6  19.9
2013 11 28    02 47 25.5 +08 41 17   3.9518  4.8662   155.4     4.8  19.9
2013 11 29    02 46 57.3 +08 41 20   3.9587  4.8666   154.3     5.0  19.9
2013 11 30    02 46 29.7 +08 41 26   3.9660  4.8671   153.3     5.2  19.9


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Comet P/2012 T2 (PANSTARRS) makes its closest approach to the Earth (3.873 AU) on the 5th November 2013.



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Comet P/2012 T2 (PANSTARRS) is at perihelion (4.817 AU) on the 19th April, 2013



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Orbital elements:
    P/2012 T2 (PANSTARRS)
T 2011 Aug. 29.44417 TT                                 MPC
q   4.8847265            (2000.0)            P               Q
n   0.07606394     Peri.  253.77382     +0.80714635     +0.55152155
a   5.5167524      Node    72.30130     -0.42100979     +0.78779435
e   0.1145649      Incl.   12.76950     -0.41384238     +0.27423357
P  13.0
From 19 observations 2012 Oct. 10-15.

MPEC 2012 - U03

Comet P/2012 T2 (PANSTARRS) was discovered by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope on the 10th October, 2012.
The preliminary orbital elements of the comet indicate a perihelion passage was on the 29th August, 2011 at a distance of approximately 4.8 AU from the Sun, and an orbital period of 13 years.



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