C/2022 W3 (Leonard)

Type: Periodic Perihelion date: 22 June 2023 Perihelion distance (q): 1.4 Aphelion distance (Q) : 571.7 Period (years): 4,850 Eccentricity (e): 1.00 Inclination (i): 103.6 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 26 November 2022. There were pre- discovery PanSTARRS images from 13 November. Observations (VEMag = visual equivalent magnitude) Date 10x10 mag Error VEmag Coma ' 28-Jan-23 17.6 0.4 21-Feb-23 17.9 0.4