(LINEAR) was discovered bu LINEAR as a magnitude 16
object and shown almost immediately to be a short period comet making a close
approach to the Earth (distance at discovery 0.197AU). The comet reached
The light curve
The light curve is only poorly covered at present, but the comet is expected to start to fade rapidly. It appears to be an intrinsically very faint and low activity object that has activated at perihelion and that may rapidly fade out as it receeds from the Sun.
As we can see in the light curve, the comet has as expected been fading with great rapidity since discovery.
Última actualización 28/10/2002