P/2021 V2 (Catalina)

Type: Periodic Perihelion date: 21 January 2023 Perihelion distance (q): 3.5 Aphelion distance (Q) : 14.6 Period (years): 27.2 Eccentricity (e): 0.61 Inclination (i): 12.7 JPL orbit diagram COBS lightcurve David Carson Fuls discovered a comet of 20th magnitude in images taken with the 1.5m reflector of the Mt Lemmon Survey on 7 November 2021. PanSTARRS made an independent discovery soon afterwards. There were pre-discovery PanSTARRS 1 images from August and PanSTARRS 2 images from October. The comet passed around 0.5 au from Jupiter in July 1970. Observations (VEMag = visual equivalent magnitude) Date 10x10 mag Error VEmag Coma ' 08-Oct-22 19.0 0.4