234P/LINEAR (0234P)

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Type: Periodic Perihelion date: 25 October 2024 Perihelion distance (q): 2.8 Aphelion distance (Q) : 4.8 Period (years): 7.4 Eccentricity (e): 0.25 Inclination (i): 11.5 JPL orbit diagram COBS lightcurve 234P/LINEAR = 2002 CF140 = 2010 E4 An apparently asteroidal object discovered on 8 February 2002 by the LINEAR survey, and designated 2002 CF140, was found to show cometary appearance on Mount Lemmon 1.5-m reflector CCD images taken by R. A. Kowalski in poor seeing on 15 March. Observations (VEMag = visual equivalent magnitude) Date 10x10 mag Error VEmag Coma ' 04-Mar-17 19.11 0.12 18.0 0.2 18-Mar-17 19.24 0.16 18.3 0.2