Comet: P/2000 WT168

Predicted positions for UKST plates J3976 and with J10865 length of trail in arcsecs. The predictor generates ephemerides for start, midth, and end of trail, along with the predicted magnitude.

    PK00WG8T   1978 03 06.60824 12 03 03.88 -39 15 00.9 J3976    17.2        413
    PK00WG8T   1978 03 06.63428 12 03 03.23 -39 15 12.0 J3976    17.2        413
    PK00WG8T   1978 03 06.66032 12 03 02.57 -39 15 23.1 J3976    17.2        413
                      -15.26"        -22.2"        27.0"

    PK00WG8T   1986 03 14.73028 16 16 42.47 -40 09 47.7 J10865   18.9        413
    PK00WG8T   1986 03 14.75459 16 16 43.59 -40 09 52.6 J10865   18.9        413
    PK00WG8T   1986 03 14.77889 16 16 44.72 -40 09 57.5 J10865   18.9        413
                       25.76"         -9.8"        27.6"

Actually measured positions.

    PK00WG8T   1978 03 06.60823 12 02 48.91 -39 14 09.2                      413
    PK00WG8T   1978 03 06.66031 12 02 47.39 -39 14 31.4                      413
    PK00WG8T   1986 03 14.73026 16 16 38.94 -40 10 01.1          18   T      413
    PK00WG8T   1986 03 14.77887 16 16 40.96 -40 10 10.9                      413

Scanned image of P/2000 WT168 from March 6, 1978 on UKST plate J3976.

These images were obtained and scanned in cooperation with Rob McNaught, Siding Spring and Mike Read at ROE.

Link to the MPEC which published the improved orbit. (see alsoIAUC 7600 )