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Comets Currently Visible: C/1998 K5 (LINEAR)

IAU Circular 6923 (May 30, 1998) reports the discovery of comet by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) project. A parabolic orbit on the same circular indicats that perihelion was on July 17, 1998 at a distance of 0.96 AU. The comet is currently 13th magnitude and is expected (and was) to fade rapidly - it hasn't so far.

The comet is unusual in that it has a very small coma diameter and is nearly stellar in appearance. The comet is visible as a morning object with Northern Hemisphere observers favored.


Aliquqm tempor tincidunt risus.


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