C/2022 L1 (Catalina)

Type: Periodic Perihelion date: 28 September 2022 Perihelion distance (q): 1.6 Aphelion distance (Q) : 211.8 Period (years): 1,102 Eccentricity (e): 0.99 Inclination (i): 123.4 JPL orbit diagram COBS lightcurve An object of 19th magnitude was discovered in Catalina Sky Survey images taken with the 0.68m Schmidt on 4 June 2022. Nirmal Paul noted a coma and tail in follow- up images taken on 8 June at the Skygems Namibia Remote Observatory. There were pre-discovery Catalina images from 31 May 31. Observations (VEMag = visual equivalent magnitude) Date 10x10 mag Error VEmag Coma ' 01-Jul-22 17.8 0.4 08-Jul-22 17.7 0.4 19-Jul-22 16.9 0.4 27-Jul-22 17.4 0.4