355P/LINEAR-NEAT (0355P)

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Type: Periodic Perihelion date: 1 April 2024 Perihelion distance (q): 1.7 Aphelion distance (Q) : 5.2 Period (years): 6.5 Eccentricity (e): 0.51 Inclination (i): 11.0 JPL orbit diagram COBS lightcurve 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. Observations (VEMag = visual equivalent magnitude) Date 10x10 mag Error VEmag Coma ' 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