C/2003 H1 (LINEAR)

This comet was, as with most of the LINEAR comets, first reported as an asteroid by the LINEAR team on April 24th 2003. The comet was  magnitude 17. As on many previous occasions observers found the object to be cometary. This is a comet was discovered nearly a year before perihelion, which will be reached at 2.24AU on February 22nd 2004. This comet is slightly fainter than average, but may reach magnitude 10 around perihelion.

The light curve

There is considerable scatter in the light curve, which should  be brightening quite rapidly at the moment.














CCD observation in a 10 arcsecond aperture by:



Última actualización 12/06/2003
Por M.R.Kidger