C/2020 O2 (Amaral)

Type: Hyperbolic Perihelion date: 28 August 2021 Perihelion distance (q): 4.9 Aphelion distance (Q) : n/a Period (years): n/a Eccentricity (e): 1.00 Inclination (i): 71.8 JPL orbit diagram COBS lightcurve Leonardo Amaral, Rio de Janeiro, discovered an 18th magnitude comet in images taken with his 0.3m f/4 reflector at Campo dos Amarais Observatory on 23 July 2020. It was placed on the PCCP as OCA9957. Observations (VEMag = visual equivalent magnitude) Date 10x10 mag Error VEmag Coma ' 14-Apr-21 16.42 0.06 15.7 0.4 13-May-21 15.63 0.08 14.7 0.4 04-Jun-21 15.73 0.04 14.9 0.4 14-Jun-21 15.59 0.04 15.3 0.4 01-Jul-21 15.87 0.04 15.2 0.4 08-Sep-21 16.5 0.4 27-Apr-22 16.9 0.4 07-May-22 17.2 0.4