C/2022 U1 (Leonard)

Type: Periodic Perihelion date: 25 March 2024 Perihelion distance (q): 4.2 Aphelion distance (Q) : 33,215 Period (years): 2,140,644 Eccentricity (e): 1.00 Inclination (i): 128.1 JPL orbit diagram COBS lightcurve Gregory Leonard discovered a comet of 20th magnitude in images taken with the 1.5-m reflector of the Mt Lemmon Survey on 20 October 2022. Pre-discovery Mt Lemmon images from 23 September and images taken by G. Borisov from MARGO, Nauchnij on 19 October were subsequently found. Observations (VEMag = visual equivalent magnitude) Date 10x10 mag Error VEmag Coma ' 11-Sep-23 19.5 0.4 20-Sep-23 18.4 0.4 27-Sep-23 19.1 0.4