A Newly Discovered ATLAS Comet

A new solar system object first observed on December 28, 2020, at magnitude 18.30 o by the ATLAS Survey station T08 ATLAS-MLO, Mauna Loa was found to exhibit a coma by follow-up observations. The new comet is designated C/2020 Y2 and named for the parent survey ATLAS. At discovery, C/2020 Y2 was near 5.8 auContinue reading “A Newly Discovered ATLAS Comet”