Comets - 355P (LINEAR-NEAT) - 0355P
Type Periodic Perihelion Date 13 October 2017 Perihelion Distance (q) 1.7 Aphelion Distance (Q) 5.2 Period (Years)   6.5 Eccentricity (e)   0.51 Inclination (i)   11.0 Click for NASA orbit diagram
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 8 October 2018
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  NEAT reported a comet discovered on 5 October 2004, which had been reported as asteroidal by LINEAR also on 5 October. Other observers subsequently confirmed the cometary nature of the object. Although LINEAR reported it as 18th magnitude, NEAT gave 15th magnitude. Michael Mattiazzo reported that it was observed visually at 13.8 on 9 October. Date 10x10 mag Error Kphot mag Coma ' 20-Jul-17 19.22 0.17 17.9 0.2 21-Oct-17 16.30 0.06 14.3 0.7 19-Dec-17 17.69 0.03 14.6 0.8 05-Jan-18 18.39 0.07 16.0 0.5 14-Jan-18 18.86 0.09 17.2 0.4
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