266P/Christensen (0266P)

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Type: Periodic Perihelion date: 19 April 2020 Perihelion distance (q): 2.3 Aphelion distance (Q) : 4.7 Period (years): 6.6 Eccentricity (e): 0.34 Inclination (i): 3.4 JPL orbit diagram COBS lightcurve 266P/Christensen = 2006 U5 = 2012 P1 Eric Christensen discovered an 18th magnitude comet on 27 October 2006 during the course of the Catalina Sky Survey with the 0.68-m Schmidt telescope. Recovery mages were taken at Majdanak on 15 August 2012 by O. Burhonov with the 1.5m Ritchey-Chretien, with confirmation images taken on 28 A Observations (VEMag = visual equivalent magnitude) Date 10x10 mag Error VEmag Coma ' 07-Jan-14 19.33 0.21 18.7 0.2 25-Jan-14 19.42 0.29 18.8 0.2 04-Feb-14 18.94 0.11 17.6 0.2 20-Feb-14 18.82 0.39 27-Feb-14 18.83 0.12 18.2 0.3 28-Oct-19 18.94 0.10 18.6 0.2 23-Nov-19 18.22 0.06 18.1 0.2 29-Nov-19 18.30 0.04 17.7 0.3 23-Dec-19 18.26 0.04 17.6 0.3 30-Dec-19 18.30 0.15 18.0 0.2 15-Jan-20 18.31 0.02 17.6 0.3 23-Jan-20 18.43 0.07 18.0 0.3 15-Feb-20 18.53 0.09 18.1 0.3