249P/LINEAR (0249P)

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Type: Periodic Perihelion date: 29 June 2020 Perihelion distance (q): 0.5 Aphelion distance (Q) : 5.0 Period (years): 4.6 Eccentricity (e): 0.82 Inclination (i): 8.4 JPL orbit diagram COBS lightcurve 249P/LINEAR = 2006 U1 = 2011 A4 An apparently asteroidal object of 17th magnitude, discovered by LINEAR on 19 October 2006 was found to be cometary by other observers. Leonid Elenin (Lyubertsy, Russia) recovered 2006 U1 (P/LINEAR) using the ISON-NM Observatory near Mayhill, New Mexico, USA. Observations (VEMag = visual equivalent magnitude) Date 10x10 mag Error VEmag Coma ' 04-Mar-20 19.01 0.08 18.7 0.2 16-Mar-20 18.73 0.23 18.3 0.3 24-Mar-20 18.35 0.08 18.1 0.2