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Comets & Asteroids - Summary for June 2017

12 Sep 2017, 10:32 UTC
Comets & Asteroids - Summary for June 2017
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During the month of June 2017, 6 new comets were discovered and there were 4 comet recoveries. "Current comet magnitudes" & "Daily updated asteroid flybys" pages are available at the top of this blog (or just click on the underline text here). See below for the "Other news" section.The dates below refer to the date of issuance of CBET (Central Bureau Electronic Telegram) which reported the official news & designations.- Comet DiscoveriesJun 01 Discovery of P/2017 K3 (GASPAROVIC)Jun 01 Discovery of C/2017 K4 (ATLAS)Jun 01 Discovery of C/2017 K5 (PANSTARRS)Jun 01 Discovery of C/2017 K6 (JACQUES)Jun 23 Discovery of C/2017 M3 (PANSTARRS)Jun 23 Discovery of C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)Comet C/2017 K4 (ATLAS) - E. Guido- Comet RecoveriesJun 06 Recovery of P/2000 S1 (SKIFF) as P/2017 L1Jun 06 Recovery of P/2009 S2 (McNAUGHT) as P/2017 M1Jun 06 Recovery of P/2010 A2 (LINEAR) as P/2017 B5Jun 06 Recovery of P/2004 T1 (LINEAR-NEAT) as P/2017 M2- Other newsJun 5 CBET 4401 reports that minor planet (9972) MINORUODA is a binary system with an orbital period of 22.89 +/- 0.01 hr. The primary shows a period of 3.4221 +/- 0.0002 hr and has a lightcurve amplitude of 0.11 mag at solar phases 10-14 degrees, suggesting ...

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