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Comet P/2010 P4 (WISE) is at Opposition (4.086 AU) in the constellation Virgo on the 10th April 2015 

Ephemeris

Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r    Elong.  Phase   Mag
2015 04 09    12 59 05.7 -16 39 04   4.0880  5.0779   170.4     1.9
2015 04 10    12 58 23.9 -16 36 59   4.0854  5.0758   170.4     1.9
2015 04 11    12 57 42.0 -16 34 50   4.0831  5.0736   170.4     1.9
2015 04 12    12 57 00.2 -16 32 39   4.0811  5.0714   170.2     1.9
2015 04 13    12 56 18.5 -16 30 24   4.0794  5.0693   169.8     2.0
2015 04 14    12 55 36.9 -16 28 08   4.0781  5.0671   169.4     2.1
2015 04 15    12 54 55.4 -16 25 48   4.0770  5.0649   168.9     2.2
2015 04 16    12 54 14.1 -16 23 27   4.0763  5.0627   168.2     2.3
2015 04 17    12 53 32.9 -16 21 03   4.0759  5.0605   167.5     2.5
2015 04 18    12 52 52.0 -16 18 37   4.0758  5.0583   166.8     2.6
2015 04 19    12 52 11.3 -16 16 09   4.0760  5.0561   166.0     2.8
2015 04 20    12 51 30.8 -16 13 40   4.0765  5.0539   165.1     2.9
2015 04 21    12 50 50.6 -16 11 09   4.0774  5.0517   164.2     3.1
2015 04 22    12 50 10.8 -16 08 36   4.0785  5.0495   163.3     3.3
2015 04 23    12 49 31.2 -16 06 03   4.0799  5.0472   162.4     3.5
2015 04 24    12 48 52.1 -16 03 28   4.0817  5.0450   161.4     3.6
2015 04 25    12 48 13.3 -16 00 52   4.0837  5.0428   160.4     3.8
2015 04 26    12 47 34.9 -15 58 16   4.0861  5.0405   159.5     4.0
2015 04 27    12 46 56.9 -15 55 39   4.0887  5.0383   158.4     4.2
2015 04 28    12 46 19.4 -15 53 01   4.0916  5.0360   157.4     4.4
2015 04 29    12 45 42.3 -15 50 23   4.0948  5.0337   156.4     4.6
2015 04 30    12 45 05.7 -15 47 45   4.0983  5.0315   155.4     4.8


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Comet P/2010 P4 (WISE) was discovered on the 6th August, 2010, by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) satellite.
The preliminary orbital elements of the comet indicates a perihelion passage on the 6th July 2010, at a distance of approximately 1.8 AU from the Sun, and a orbital period of about 7.5 years.

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Orbital elements:
P/2010 P4 (WISE)
T 2010 July 6.4827 TT MPC
q 1.862466 (2000.0) P Q
n 0.1310914 Peri. 354.4274 +0.9980587 +0.0600063
a 3.837837 Node 2.3361 -0.0282089 +0.6742470
e 0.514710 Incl. 24.1457 -0.0555251 +0.7360640
P 7.52
From 32 observations 2010 Aug. 6-16.

MPEC 2010 - Q06


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