C/2007 E2 (Lovejoy)

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C/2007 E2 (Lovejoy)
C2007 E2 Lovejoy.jpg
Comet C/2007 E2 (Lovejoy) discovery frame
Discovered by Terry Lovejoy
Discovery date 15 March 2007
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch 2454230.5
(10 May 2007)
Aphelion 2850 AU
Perihelion 1.09294 AU
Semi-major axis 1426 AU
Eccentricity 0.999233
Orbital period ~22972 a (epoch 2050)[1]
Inclination 95.8835°
Last perihelion 27 March 2007
Next perihelion unknown

C/2007 E2 (Lovejoy) is a non-periodic comet discovered by Terry Lovejoy on 15 March 2007. Perihelion was 27 March 2007.

Perigee was 25 April 2007 in Hercules at a distance of 0.44 AU. Maximum apparent magnitude was approximately +8.[2]

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

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  1. ^ Horizons output. "Barycentric Osculating Orbital Elements for Comet C/2007 E2 (Lovejoy)". Retrieved 16 Sep 2013.  Solution uses the Solar System barycenter and barycentric coordinates (select Ephemeris Type:Elements and Center:@0)
  2. ^ C/2007 E2 ( Lovejoy ) – Seiichi Yoshida @ aerith.net
  3. ^ "Possum Observatory C/2007 E2 Page". Retrieved 26 March 2007. 

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