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Comet 317P/WISE (2010 K2)
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Comet 317P/WISE (2010 K2) is at Perihelion (1.276 AU) in the constellation Virgo on the 17th August 2015

Ephemeris

Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r    Elong.  Phase   Mag
2015 08 15    13 22 21.0 -14 02 11   1.3691  1.2764    62.7    44.9  19.2
2015 08 16    13 26 00.6 -14 13 33   1.3707  1.2762    62.6    44.8  19.2
2015 08 17    13 29 41.2 -14 24 49   1.3723  1.2762    62.6    44.8  19.2
2015 08 18    13 33 22.9 -14 35 59   1.3740  1.2763    62.5    44.7  19.2
2015 08 19    13 37 05.6 -14 47 02   1.3758  1.2765    62.5    44.7  19.3
2015 08 20    13 40 49.3 -14 57 57   1.3777  1.2767    62.4    44.6  19.3
2015 08 21    13 44 33.9 -15 08 44   1.3797  1.2771    62.3    44.6  19.3
2015 08 22    13 48 19.5 -15 19 23   1.3818  1.2776    62.3    44.5  19.3
2015 08 23    13 52 06.0 -15 29 53   1.3840  1.2782    62.2    44.4  19.3
2015 08 24    13 55 53.4 -15 40 14   1.3863  1.2789    62.2    44.4  19.3
2015 08 25    13 59 41.6 -15 50 26   1.3887  1.2797    62.1    44.3  19.3
2015 08 26    14 03 30.6 -16 00 28   1.3911  1.2806    62.1    44.2  19.3
2015 08 27    14 07 20.3 -16 10 19   1.3937  1.2816    62.0    44.1  19.3
2015 08 28    14 11 10.8 -16 20 00   1.3964  1.2827    62.0    44.1  19.3
2015 08 29    14 15 02.1 -16 29 30   1.3992  1.2839    61.9    44.0  19.3
2015 08 30    14 18 54.0 -16 38 48   1.4021  1.2852    61.9    43.9  19.3
2015 08 31    14 22 46.5 -16 47 54   1.4052  1.2866    61.9    43.8  19.3


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Comet P/2010 K2 (WISE) is at Opposition (1.224 AU) on the 19th February 2015.

Ephemeris

Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r    Elong.  Phase   Mag
2015 02 18    09 50 42.6 -05 40 25   1.2426  2.2041   162.1     7.9  22.9
2015 02 19    09 49 27.5 -05 40 40   1.2352  2.1973   162.2     7.9  22.9
2015 02 20    09 48 11.8 -05 40 41   1.2282  2.1904   162.2     7.9  22.9
2015 02 21    09 46 55.5 -05 40 28   1.2214  2.1836   162.1     8.0  22.8
2015 02 22    09 45 38.7 -05 40 01   1.2149  2.1767   161.8     8.1  22.8
2015 02 23    09 44 21.7 -05 39 19   1.2087  2.1698   161.5     8.3  22.8
2015 02 24    09 43 04.4 -05 38 25   1.2027  2.1630   161.2     8.5  22.8
2015 02 25    09 41 46.9 -05 37 16   1.1970  2.1561   160.7     8.7  22.7
2015 02 26    09 40 29.4 -05 35 54   1.1915  2.1492   160.2     9.0  22.7
2015 02 27    09 39 11.9 -05 34 20   1.1863  2.1423   159.6     9.3  22.7
2015 02 28    09 37 54.6 -05 32 32   1.1814  2.1355   158.9     9.6  22.7


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Comet P/2010 K2 (WISE) makes its closest approach to the Earth (0.694 AU) on the 9th July, 2010.

Ephemeris
Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   Mag
2010 07 08 12 29 49.2 -13 30 09 0.6937 1.1968 86.6 58.0 19.0
2010 07 09 12 33 51.7 -13 38 43 0.6936 1.1969 86.7 58.0 19.0
2010 07 10 12 37 56.6 -13 47 16 0.6937 1.1972 86.7 58.0 19.0
2010 07 11 12 42 03.8 -13 55 47 0.6938 1.1975 86.7 57.9 19.0
2010 07 12 12 46 13.3 -14 04 15 0.6940 1.1980 86.8 57.9 19.0
2010 07 13 12 50 25.1 -14 12 41 0.6943 1.1986 86.8 57.9 19.0
2010 07 14 12 54 39.0 -14 21 02 0.6947 1.1993 86.8 57.8 19.0
2010 07 15 12 58 55.0 -14 29 20 0.6952 1.2001 86.9 57.8 19.0
2010 07 16 13 03 13.1 -14 37 32 0.6958 1.2011 87.0 57.7 19.0
2010 07 17 13 07 33.1 -14 45 39 0.6966 1.2021 87.0 57.6 19.0
2010 07 18 13 11 55.0 -14 53 39 0.6974 1.2033 87.1 57.5 19.0
2010 07 19 13 16 18.7 -15 01 33 0.6983 1.2046 87.2 57.4 19.0
2010 07 20 13 20 44.1 -15 09 19 0.6994 1.2060 87.3 57.3 19.0
2010 07 21 13 25 11.1 -15 16 56 0.7006 1.2076 87.4 57.2 19.0
2010 07 22 13 29 39.7 -15 24 26 0.7019 1.2092 87.5 57.1 19.1
2010 07 23 13 34 09.7 -15 31 45 0.7034 1.2110 87.6 56.9 19.1
2010 07 24 13 38 41.0 -15 38 55 0.7050 1.2128 87.7 56.8 19.1
2010 07 25 13 43 13.5 -15 45 55 0.7067 1.2148 87.8 56.7 19.1
2010 07 26 13 47 47.2 -15 52 43 0.7085 1.2169 87.9 56.5 19.1
2010 07 27 13 52 22.0 -15 59 20 0.7105 1.2192 88.0 56.4 19.1
2010 07 28 13 56 57.7 -16 05 45 0.7127 1.2215 88.1 56.2 19.1
2010 07 29 14 01 34.2 -16 11 58 0.7150 1.2239 88.3 56.0 19.1
2010 07 30 14 06 11.5 -16 17 59 0.7174 1.2265 88.4 55.8 19.2
2010 07 31 14 10 49.4 -16 23 46 0.7200 1.2291 88.5 55.6 19.2


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Orbital elements:
P/2010 K2 (WISE)
T 2010 July 7.5580 TT MPC
q 1.197980 (2000.0) P Q
n 0.1981115 Peri. 328.5365 -0.3382282 +0.9234695
a 2.914269 Node 281.1577 -0.8205416 -0.3836350
e 0.588926 Incl. 10.6386 -0.4607745 +0.0053064
P 4.98
From 50 observations 2010 May 27-July 8.

MPEC 2010 - N34


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Orbital elements:
P/2010 K2 (WISE)
T 2010 July 7.624 TT MPC
q 1.19683 (2000.0) P Q
n 0.201461 Peri. 328.584 -0.335974 +0.924376
a 2.88188 Node 281.251 -0.821448 -0.381435
e 0.58470 Incl. 10.616 -0.460808 +0.005995
P 4.89
From 47 observations 2010 May 27-June 4.

MPEC 2010 - L76


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Comet P/2010 K2 (WISE) was discovered by WISE satellite on the 27th May, 2010.
The preliminary orbital elements of the comet  indicate a perihelion passage on the 7th July, 2010, at a distance of 1.2 AU from the Sun, and a period of approximately 5.1 years.

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Orbital elements:
P/2010 K2 (WISE)
T 2010 July 7.525 TT MPC
q 1.19949 (2000.0) P Q
n 0.195281 Peri. 328.473 -0.340668 +0.922477
a 2.94236 Node 281.068 -0.819531 -0.386025
e 0.59234 Incl. 10.664 -0.460775 +0.004559
P 5.05
From 42 observations 2010 May 27-June 4.

MPEC 2010 - L17

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