Category Archive for: ‘Solar system objects’

168P/Hergenrother is a periodic comet in the solar system. The comet originally named P/1998 W2 returned in 2005 and got the temporary name P/2005 N2. The comet had its perihelion on 1 October 2012, and was expected to reach about apparent magnitude 15.2. It showed that it was much brighter, reaching a magnitude between 9 …