Rediscovery of 159P/LONEOS 2017-09-03/05
SpaceObs Maury A.
first return since its discovery
Date of perihelion passage : 2018-5-23.0086
Perihelion distance : 3.624955 AU
Inclination to ecliptic : 23.4615 °
Orbital period : 14.19 years
Eccentricity : 0.381698
The Lowell Observatory discovered this apparently asteroidal object on 2003 October 16.40. The magnitude was given as 18.8.
Prediscovery images of this comet were found by M. Meyer while examining Palomar Sky Survey plates.
Lastobservation 2006 02 18.1 Observatorio Pla D'Arguines MPC 5597