286P/Christensen (0286P)

Type: Periodic Perihelion date: 12 May 2022 Perihelion distance (q): 2.4 Aphelion distance (Q) : 5.9 Period (years): 8.3 Eccentricity (e): 0.43 Inclination (i): 17.0 JPL orbit diagram COBS lightcurve 286P/Christensen = 2005 L4 = 2013 K3 Eric Christensen discovered an 18th magnitude comet in the course of the Mt Lemon survey on 13 June 2005. Hidetaka Sato recovered the comet with the remote iTelescope 0.51m astrograph at Siding Spring on 19 May 2013, with perihelion 0.18 days earlier than predicted. [ Observations (VEMag = visual equivalent magnitude) Date 10x10 mag Error VEmag Coma ' 28-Jul-22 19.2 0.4 31-Jul-22 18.9 0.4