C/2007 E2 (Lovejoy)

C/2007 E2 (Lovejoy) is a non-periodic comet discovered by Terry Lovejoy on 15 March 2007. Its perihelion was 27 March 2007, while its closest approach to Earth was 25 April 2007 in Hercules at a distance of 0.44 AU. Maximum apparent magnitude was approximately +8.[2]

C/2007 E2 (Lovejoy)
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Comet C/2007 E2 (Lovejoy) discovery frame
Discovery
Discovered byTerry Lovejoy
Discovery date15 March 2007
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch2454230.5
(10 May 2007)
Aphelion1838 AU (inbound)
1554 AU (outbound)[1]
Perihelion1.09294 AU
Eccentricity0.999233
Orbital period~28000 yr (inbound)
~22000 yr (outbound)[1]
Inclination95.8835°
Last perihelion27 March 2007

The discovery was made using a Canon EOS 350D consumer grade digital camera, and not a CCD survey camera.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Horizons output. "Barycentric Osculating Orbital Elements for Comet C/2007 E2 (Lovejoy)". Solution using the Solar System Barycenter. Ephemeris Type:Elements and Center:@0 (To be outside planetary region, inbound epoch 1950 and outbound epoch 2050)
  2. ^ Yoshida, Seiichi. "C/2007 E2 ( Lovejoy )". Aerith.net.
  3. ^ Drummond, John. "Comet 2007 E2 (Lovejoy) - Photos and Observations". Possum Observatory. Archived from the original on 29 March 2007. Retrieved 26 March 2007.

External linksEdit

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