Wednesday, April 18, 2012

FIRE IN THE SKY: Two New Comets Discovered - C/2012 F6 (Lemmon) and P/2012 G1 (PanSTARRS)!

The astronomer Seiichi Yoshida published updated information on new comets today. The updates were provided on the Aerith/MISAO Project website, which searches for and tracks astronomically remarkable objects.

Comet - C/2012 F6 (Lemmon).

Magnitude Graph for C/2012 F6 (Lemmon).
 Discovery Date: 23rd March 2012

Magnitude: 20.7 mag

Discoverer: A. R. Gibbs (Mount Lemmon Survey)

 The orbital elements are published on M.P.E.C. 2012-G45.

For more on the Profile, Orbital Elements and Finding Charts, click HERE.


Comet - P/2012 G1 (PanSTARRS).

Magnitude Graph - P/2012 G1 (PanSTARRS).

Discovery Date:
April 13th 2012

Magnitude: 21.1 Mag

Discoverer: Pan-STARRS 1 telescope (Haleakala)

The orbital elements are published on M.P.E.C. 2012-H17.

For more on the Profile, Orbital Elements and Finding Charts, click HERE.


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