465P/Hill (0465P)

Type: Periodic Perihelion date: 9 May 2023 Perihelion distance (q): 2.3 Aphelion distance (Q) : 9.7 Period (years): 14.8 Eccentricity (e): 0.61 Inclination (i): 25.9 JPL orbit diagram COBS lightcurve 465P/Hill = 2008 L2 = 2023 L1 Rik Hill discovered an 18th magnitude comet on CCD images taken with the 0.68-m Catalina Schmidt telescope on 12 June 2008. Facility astronomers recovered 2008 L2 in images taken with the ESA TBT 0.56-m f/2.52 astrograph at the ESO La Silla Observatory, Chile on 1 June 2023, with additional images on 2 and 8 June. The comet was 19th magnitude and near perihelion. Observations (VEMag = visual equivalent magnitude) Date 10x10 mag Error VEmag Coma ' 15-Sep-23 18.7 0.4