C/2019 J2 (Palomar)


Type: Periodic Perihelion date: 19 July 2019 Perihelion distance (q): 1.7 Aphelion distance (Q) : 1,206 Period (years): 14,848 Eccentricity (e): 1.00 Inclination (i): 105.1 JPL orbit diagram COBS lightcurve The Zwicky Transient Facility discovered a 17th magnitude comet on 9 May 2019 with the 1.2m Oschin Schmidt. Following posting on the PCCP they found pre- discovery images from 27 April. It was placed on the PCCP as ZTF037w. Observations (VEMag = visual equivalent magnitude) Date 10x10 mag Error VEmag Coma ' 15-Jun-19 17.80 0.16 14.7 0.3