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Comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina) makes its closest approach to the Earth (0.725 AU) on the 17th January 2016



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Comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina) will pass ~27" from Arcturus (Alpha Bootes) at ~10:40 UT, 1st January 2016

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Finder chart for C/2013 US10 (Catalina) at ~ 04:00 UT, 4th December 2015

C2013 US10 (Catalina) 


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Comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina) makes its closest approach to the Earth (1.089 AU) in the constellation Pavo on the 14th August 2015



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Comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina) is at Opposition (1.301 AU) in the constellation Phoenix on the 23rd July 2015

Ephemeris

Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r    Elong.  Phase   Mag
2015 07 20    23 37 15.0 -50 29 11   1.3578  2.1359   127.7    22.1   8.4
2015 07 21    23 34 51.5 -51 28 34   1.3382  2.1229   128.2    22.1   8.3
2015 07 22    23 32 13.9 -52 29 20   1.3192  2.1098   128.8    22.1   8.2
2015 07 23    23 29 20.6 -53 31 27   1.3007  2.0967   129.2    22.0   8.2
2015 07 24    23 26 10.1 -54 34 50   1.2829  2.0836   129.7    22.0   8.1
2015 07 25    23 22 40.3 -55 39 24   1.2658  2.0705   130.0    22.1   8.1
2015 07 26    23 18 49.1 -56 45 03   1.2493  2.0573   130.3    22.1   8.0
2015 07 27    23 14 34.0 -57 51 40   1.2336  2.0442   130.4    22.2   8.0
2015 07 28    23 09 52.3 -58 59 04   1.2185  2.0310   130.6    22.3   7.9
2015 07 29    23 04 40.6 -60 07 04   1.2043  2.0179   130.6    22.5   7.9
2015 07 30    22 58 55.2 -61 15 28   1.1907  2.0047   130.5    22.7   7.8
2015 07 31    22 52 32.1 -62 23 59   1.1780  1.9915   130.3    22.9   7.7
2015 08 01    22 45 26.5 -63 32 19   1.1660  1.9782   130.1    23.1   7.7
2015 08 02    22 37 33.1 -64 40 06   1.1549  1.9650   129.7    23.4   7.6
2015 08 03    22 28 46.0 -65 46 55   1.1446  1.9518   129.2    23.7   7.6
2015 08 04    22 18 58.8 -66 52 17   1.1352  1.9385   128.7    24.1   7.5
2015 08 05    22 08 04.7 -67 55 37   1.1266  1.9253   128.0    24.5   7.5
2015 08 06    21 55 56.8 -68 56 18   1.1189  1.9120   127.3    25.0   7.5
2015 08 07    21 42 28.7 -69 53 34   1.1120  1.8987   126.4    25.5   7.4
2015 08 08    21 27 34.8 -70 46 38   1.1061  1.8854   125.5    26.0   7.4
2015 08 09    21 11 11.8 -71 34 37   1.1010  1.8721   124.5    26.5   7.3
2015 08 10    20 53 19.6 -72 16 36   1.0969  1.8588   123.4    27.1   7.3
2015 08 11    20 34 02.7 -72 51 39   1.0936  1.8454   122.2    27.7   7.3
2015 08 12    20 13 31.5 -73 18 56   1.0912  1.8321   121.0    28.3   7.2
2015 08 13    19 52 02.7 -73 37 43   1.0897  1.8188   119.7    28.9   7.2
2015 08 14    19 29 58.7 -73 47 31   1.0891  1.8054   118.3    29.6   7.2
2015 08 15    19 07 45.6 -73 48 09   1.0893  1.7920   116.9    30.3   7.1
2015 08 16    18 45 50.7 -73 39 42   1.0904  1.7787   115.4    30.9   7.1
2015 08 17    18 24 39.2 -73 22 36   1.0923  1.7653   113.9    31.6   7.1
2015 08 18    18 04 31.5 -72 57 31   1.0950  1.7519   112.4    32.3   7.0
2015 08 19    17 45 42.0 -72 25 18   1.0985  1.7385   110.8    33.0   7.0
2015 08 20    17 28 18.9 -71 46 52   1.1027  1.7251   109.3    33.6   7.0


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Comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina) is at Opposition (4.641 AU) on the 6th September 2014

Ephemeris

Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   Mag
2014 09 01    23 31 49.0 -19 50 40   4.6929  5.6660   163.0     3.0
2014 09 02    23 30 55.2 -19 58 36   4.6819  5.6565   163.5     2.9
2014 09 03    23 30 00.8 -20 06 30   4.6711  5.6470   163.8     2.9
2014 09 04    23 29 05.9 -20 14 22   4.6608  5.6376   164.1     2.8
2014 09 05    23 28 10.5 -20 22 13   4.6507  5.6281   164.3     2.8
2014 09 06    23 27 14.7 -20 30 02   4.6411  5.6186   164.4     2.8
2014 09 07    23 26 18.4 -20 37 48   4.6318  5.6091   164.4     2.8
2014 09 08    23 25 21.7 -20 45 32   4.6229  5.5996   164.3     2.8
2014 09 09    23 24 24.7 -20 53 13   4.6143  5.5901   164.1     2.8
2014 09 10    23 23 27.2 -21 00 51   4.6061  5.5806   163.9     2.9
2014 09 11    23 22 29.4 -21 08 26   4.5983  5.5711   163.5     2.9
2014 09 12    23 21 31.3 -21 15 58   4.5908  5.5615   163.1     3.0
2014 09 13    23 20 32.9 -21 23 26   4.5837  5.5520   162.6     3.1
2014 09 14    23 19 34.3 -21 30 50   4.5769  5.5425   162.0     3.2
2014 09 15    23 18 35.4 -21 38 11   4.5705  5.5329   161.4     3.3
2014 09 16    23 17 36.2 -21 45 27   4.5645  5.5234   160.7     3.5
2014 09 17    23 16 36.9 -21 52 39   4.5588  5.5138   159.9     3.6
2014 09 18    23 15 37.4 -21 59 46   4.5535  5.5042   159.1     3.7
2014 09 19    23 14 37.8 -22 06 48   4.5485  5.4947   158.3     3.9
2014 09 20    23 13 38.1 -22 13 45   4.5439  5.4851   157.4     4.0
2014 09 21    23 12 38.3 -22 20 37   4.5397  5.4755   156.5     4.2
2014 09 22    23 11 38.5 -22 27 23   4.5358  5.4659   155.6     4.3
2014 09 23    23 10 38.6 -22 34 04   4.5322  5.4563   154.7     4.5
2014 09 24    23 09 38.8 -22 40 39   4.5291  5.4467   153.7     4.7
2014 09 25    23 08 39.0 -22 47 09   4.5262  5.4371   152.7     4.9
2014 09 26    23 07 39.3 -22 53 32   4.5237  5.4274   151.7     5.0
2014 09 27    23 06 39.7 -22 59 48   4.5215  5.4178   150.7     5.2
2014 09 28    23 05 40.2 -23 05 59   4.5197  5.4082   149.6     5.4
2014 09 29    23 04 40.9 -23 12 03   4.5182  5.3985   148.6     5.6
2014 09 30    23 03 41.8 -23 18 00   4.5170  5.3889   147.5     5.7


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Orbital elements:
    C/2013 US10 (Catalina)
Epoch 2015 Dec. 4.0 TT = JDT 2457360.5
T 2015 Nov. 16.02248 TT                                 MPC
q   0.8249453            (2000.0)            P               Q
z  -0.0004470      Peri.  340.32734     -0.90525888     -0.42123023
 +/-0.0001051      Node   186.16031     -0.28651125     +0.50893955
e   1.0003687      Incl.  148.90552     -0.31371588     +0.75069676
From 81 observations 2013 Aug. 14-Nov. 4

MPEC 2013 - V31

Key to Orbital elements

Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) was discovered on the 14th August, 2013, by the Catalina Sky Survey.
The preliminary orbital elements of the comet indicate a perihelion passage on the 16th November, 2015, at a distance of 0.8 AU from the Sun.



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