160P/LINEAR (0160P)

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Type: Periodic Perihelion date: 2 December 2019 Perihelion distance (q): 1.8 Aphelion distance (Q) : 5.8 Period (years): 7.3 Eccentricity (e): 0.53 Inclination (i): 15.6 JPL orbit diagram COBS lightcurve This object, originally designated as an asteroid (2004 NL21) on the basis of LINEAR observations, was found to show cometary characteristics by Rob McNaught with observations from the 0.5-m Uppsala Schmidt at Siding Spring. It was found on 15 July by LINEAR. Following discovery it was linked to an object seen in 1996 NEAT images. Observations (VEMag = visual equivalent magnitude) Date 10x10 mag Error VEmag Coma ' 26-Aug-19 15.96 0.04 15.7 0.2 18-Oct-19 15.66 0.01 14.7 0.4 29-Oct-19 15.54 0.03 14.9 0.6