C/2014 G3

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C/2014 G3 is a faint comet discovered on 10 April 2014 by Pan-STARRS[1] which will pass near Jupiter's gravitational field on 8 March 2016 at distance of 0.76 AU (114,000,000 km; 71,000,000 mi).[2] The comet had about a 405-year orbital period[2] before entering the planetary region of the Solar System. The comet will only brighten to around apparent magnitude 18 in 2015,[3] and will require a large amateur telescope with a CCD camera to be detected. After this passage the comet will have a 391-year orbital period.


  1. ^ MPEC 2014-H04 : COMET C/2014 G3 (PANSTARRS) (preliminary orbit with 7 day observation arc and assumed eccentricity of 1.0)
  2. ^ a b JPL Small-Body Database Browser: C/2014 G3
  3. ^ C/2014 G3 ( PanSTARRS ) – Seiichi Yoshida @ aerith.net