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Comet C/2012 K8 (Lemmon) is at Opposition (6.437 AU) in the constellation Draco on the 14th April 2015 



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Comet C/2012 K8 (Lemmon) makes its closest approach to the Earth (6.433 AU) in the constellation Draco on the 6th April 2015 

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Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r    Elong.  Phase   Mag
2015 04 05    17 03 49.9 +60 37 17   6.4327  6.6449    97.9     8.6  18.3
2015 04 06    17 02 41.5 +60 48 14   6.4326  6.6465    98.0     8.6  18.3
2015 04 07    17 01 31.3 +60 59 05   6.4327  6.6481    98.1     8.6  18.3
2015 04 08    17 00 19.2 +61 09 49   6.4329  6.6497    98.2     8.6  18.3
2015 04 09    16 59 05.1 +61 20 26   6.4333  6.6512    98.3     8.6  18.3
2015 04 10    16 57 49.1 +61 30 55   6.4338  6.6528    98.3     8.6  18.3
2015 04 11    16 56 31.2 +61 41 17   6.4344  6.6544    98.4     8.6  18.3
2015 04 12    16 55 11.3 +61 51 30   6.4352  6.6560    98.4     8.6  18.3
2015 04 13    16 53 49.5 +62 01 34   6.4362  6.6576    98.4     8.6  18.3
2015 04 14    16 52 25.7 +62 11 30   6.4372  6.6593    98.5     8.6  18.3
2015 04 15    16 51 00.1 +62 21 16   6.4384  6.6609    98.5     8.6  18.3
2015 04 16    16 49 32.5 +62 30 53   6.4398  6.6625    98.5     8.6  18.3
2015 04 17    16 48 02.9 +62 40 20   6.4413  6.6641    98.5     8.6  18.3
2015 04 18    16 46 31.5 +62 49 36   6.4429  6.6658    98.5     8.6  18.3
2015 04 19    16 44 58.2 +62 58 42   6.4447  6.6674    98.5     8.6  18.3
2015 04 20    16 43 23.0 +63 07 38   6.4466  6.6691    98.5     8.6  18.3
2015 04 21    16 41 46.0 +63 16 22   6.4487  6.6707    98.4     8.6  18.3
2015 04 22    16 40 07.1 +63 24 54   6.4509  6.6724    98.4     8.6  18.3
2015 04 23    16 38 26.5 +63 33 15   6.4533  6.6741    98.4     8.6  18.3
2015 04 24    16 36 44.0 +63 41 23   6.4558  6.6758    98.3     8.6  18.3
2015 04 25    16 34 59.9 +63 49 19   6.4584  6.6774    98.3     8.6  18.3
2015 04 26    16 33 14.0 +63 57 03   6.4612  6.6791    98.2     8.6  18.3
2015 04 27    16 31 26.5 +64 04 34   6.4641  6.6808    98.1     8.6  18.3
2015 04 28    16 29 37.4 +64 11 51   6.4672  6.6825    98.0     8.6  18.3
2015 04 29    16 27 46.7 +64 18 55   6.4704  6.6842    97.9     8.6  18.3
2015 04 30    16 25 54.4 +64 25 46   6.4738  6.6860    97.8     8.6  18.3


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Comet C/2012 K8 (Lemmon) is at Perihelion (6.463 AU) on the 19th August 2014

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Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   Mag
2014 08 18    17 02 58.0 +49 19 14   6.3539  6.4631    91.7     9.0  18.1
2014 08 19    17 02 12.1 +49 14 04   6.3608  6.4630    91.3     9.0  18.1
2014 08 20    17 01 27.4 +49 08 49   6.3678  6.4630    90.9     9.0  18.1
2014 08 21    17 00 43.9 +49 03 32   6.3748  6.4631    90.5     9.0  18.1
2014 08 22    17 00 01.5 +48 58 10   6.3818  6.4631    90.1     9.0  18.1
2014 08 23    16 59 20.2 +48 52 46   6.3889  6.4631    89.7     9.0  18.1
2014 08 24    16 58 40.1 +48 47 18   6.3960  6.4631    89.3     9.0  18.1
2014 08 25    16 58 01.1 +48 41 48   6.4031  6.4632    88.9     9.0  18.1
2014 08 26    16 57 23.2 +48 36 15   6.4103  6.4632    88.5     9.0  18.1
2014 08 27    16 56 46.5 +48 30 40   6.4175  6.4633    88.1     9.0  18.1
2014 08 28    16 56 10.9 +48 25 02   6.4247  6.4633    87.7     9.0  18.1
2014 08 29    16 55 36.4 +48 19 23   6.4319  6.4634    87.3     9.0  18.1
2014 08 30    16 55 03.1 +48 13 42   6.4392  6.4634    86.9     9.0  18.1
2014 08 31    16 54 30.8 +48 08 00   6.4464  6.4635    86.5     9.0  18.2


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Comet C/2012 K8 (Lemmon) makes its closest approach to the Earth (6.120 AU) on the 20th June 2014



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Comet C/2012 K8 (Lemmon) is at Opposition (6.124 AU) on the 15th June 2014

Ephemeris

Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   Mag
2014 06 14    18 21 54.8 +49 47 32   6.1247  6.4787   106.0     8.7  18.1
2014 06 15    18 20 35.2 +49 53 22   6.1235  6.4782   106.0     8.7  18.0
2014 06 16    18 19 15.0 +49 58 58   6.1225  6.4777   106.1     8.7  18.0
2014 06 17    18 17 54.4 +50 04 23   6.1216  6.4773   106.1     8.7  18.0
2014 06 18    18 16 33.2 +50 09 35   6.1209  6.4768   106.1     8.7  18.0
2014 06 19    18 15 11.6 +50 14 34   6.1204  6.4764   106.1     8.7  18.0
2014 06 20    18 13 49.6 +50 19 20   6.1201  6.4760   106.1     8.7  18.0
2014 06 21    18 12 27.3 +50 23 54   6.1199  6.4755   106.1     8.7  18.0
2014 06 22    18 11 04.6 +50 28 15   6.1199  6.4751   106.1     8.7  18.0
2014 06 23    18 09 41.7 +50 32 23   6.1201  6.4747   106.0     8.7  18.0
2014 06 24    18 08 18.4 +50 36 18   6.1204  6.4743   106.0     8.7  18.0
2014 06 25    18 06 55.0 +50 40 00   6.1209  6.4739   105.9     8.7  18.0
2014 06 26    18 05 31.4 +50 43 28   6.1216  6.4735   105.9     8.7  18.0
2014 06 27    18 04 07.7 +50 46 44   6.1225  6.4731   105.8     8.7  18.0
2014 06 28    18 02 43.9 +50 49 47   6.1235  6.4728   105.7     8.7  18.0
2014 06 29    18 01 20.0 +50 52 36   6.1247  6.4724   105.6     8.7  18.0
2014 06 30    17 59 56.1 +50 55 13   6.1260  6.4720   105.5     8.7  18.0


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Comet C/2012 K8 (Lemmon) makes its closest approach to the Earth (6.264 AU) on the 26th July, 2013



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Ephemeris

Date    TT      R. A. (2000) Decl.         Delta       r         Elong.   Phase   Mag
2013 07 16    19 25 25.6 +26 27 07   6.2784  6.9993   132.0     6.2  18.4
2013 07 17    19 24 32.7 +26 29 51   6.2758  6.9968   132.0     6.2  18.4
2013 07 18    19 23 39.9 +26 32 27   6.2734  6.9942   132.0     6.2  18.4
2013 07 19    19 22 47.0 +26 34 55   6.2713  6.9917   132.0     6.2  18.4
2013 07 20    19 21 54.1 +26 37 15   6.2695  6.9892   131.9     6.2  18.4
2013 07 21    19 21 01.3 +26 39 27   6.2679  6.9866   131.8     6.2  18.4
2013 07 22    19 20 08.5 +26 41 32   6.2666  6.9841   131.7     6.2  18.4
2013 07 23    19 19 15.9 +26 43 28   6.2655  6.9816   131.6     6.2  18.4
2013 07 24    19 18 23.3 +26 45 16   6.2647  6.9791   131.5     6.3  18.4
2013 07 25    19 17 30.8 +26 46 57   6.2642  6.9766   131.3     6.3  18.4
2013 07 26    19 16 38.5 +26 48 29   6.2639  6.9741   131.1     6.3  18.4
2013 07 27    19 15 46.3 +26 49 54   6.2639  6.9716   130.9     6.3  18.4
2013 07 28    19 14 54.3 +26 51 11   6.2641  6.9691   130.7     6.3  18.4
2013 07 29    19 14 02.5 +26 52 21   6.2646  6.9666   130.5     6.4  18.4
2013 07 30    19 13 10.9 +26 53 22   6.2653  6.9641   130.2     6.4  18.4
2013 07 31    19 12 19.5 +26 54 16   6.2663  6.9617   129.9     6.4  18.4


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Comet C/2012 K8 (Lemmon) is at Opposition (6.278 AU) on the 16th July, 2013.



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Orbital elements:
    C/2012 K8 (Lemmon)
T 2009 June 29.90026 TT                                 MPC
q   6.9494079            (2000.0)            P               Q
n   0.02954219     Peri.  317.70977     +0.54850667     +0.34804805
a  10.3635272      Node   309.78826     -0.19931827     -0.82861206
e   0.3294360      Incl.   98.35201     -0.81204228     +0.43847987
P  33.4
From 38 observations 2012 May 30-June 2.

MPEC 2012 - L08

Comet C/2012 K8 (LEMMON) was discovered on the 30th May, 2012, by the Mount Lemmon Survey.
The orbital elements of the comet indicate a perihelion passage was on the 29th June, 2009, at a distance of 6.9 AU from the Sun, and an orbital period of 33.4 years.



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