238P/LINEAR (0238P)

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Type: Periodic Perihelion date: 6 June 2022 Perihelion distance (q): 2.4 Aphelion distance (Q) : 4.0 Period (years): 5.6 Eccentricity (e): 0.25 Inclination (i): 1.3 JPL orbit diagram COBS lightcurve Michael Read discovered a 20th magnitude comet on Spacewatch images taken on 24 October 2005. Jana Pittichova recovered P/2005 U1 on images obtained with the 2.2-m University of Hawaii reflector at Mauna Kea on 7 July 2010 around magnitude 24. Observations (VEMag = visual equivalent magnitude) Date 10x10 mag Error VEmag Coma ' 09-Sep-16 20.35 0.01 17.5 0.2 29-Oct-16 19.73 0.18 19.3 0.2 23-Nov-16 19.94 0.10 19.7 0.2