C/2007 K5 (Lovejoy)

Summary

C/2007 K5 (Lovejoy)
Discovery
Discovered byTerry Lovejoy
Discovery date26 May 2007
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch2454264.5
(13 June 2007)
Aphelion97.1247 AU
Perihelion1.1491 AU
Semi-major axis49.1369 AU
Eccentricity0.976613
Orbital period337 ± 11 a
Inclination64.883°
Last perihelionApril 2007
Next perihelion~2340

C/2007 K5 (Lovejoy)[1] is a periodic comet, discovered on 26 May 2007 by amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy.[2]

References

  1. ^ "C/2007 K5 (Lovejoy)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. NASA.gov. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2011.
  2. ^ Yoshida, Seiichi (23 September 2007). "C/2007 K5 ( Lovejoy )". Comet Catalog. Retrieved 16 December 2011.

External links

  • C/2007 K5 at the JPL Small-Body Database Browser
  • C/2007 K5 at the Minor Planet Center
  • Lovejoy, Terry (30 May 2007). "The discovery of C/2007 K5". Comets Mailing List. Yahoo!. Retrieved 16 December 2011. Lovejoy's account of the comet's discovery.