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Updated on March 1, 2014

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* Profile

Plotting the heliocentric magnitude in the vertical axis, the light curve looks as the comet brightens linearly towards the maximum, then fades out linearly, although the fading behavior is uncertain due to the lack of observations.

The comet behaves similarly both in 1996 and 2007 apparitions. So the comet tends to brighten and fade out very rapidly only around the perihelion. It is the same behavior as 26P/Grigg-Skjellerup or 118P/Sheomaker-Levy 4. However, this comet tends to be brightest about 20 days after the perihelion passage.

* Returns and Appearances

!Discovered *Appeared -Not observed #Appeared before discovery +Not observed before discovery .Returns in the future
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2018 Aug. 27
* 125P
2013 Feb. 16
* 125P
2007 Aug. 10
* 125P
2002 Jan. 28
* 125P/1996 F1
1996 July 14
! 125P/1991 R2
1990 Dec. 22

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The perihelion dates in the past appearances are printed on Catalog of Cometary Orbits 1996.
Information on the discovery and historical highlights are available at General Comet Info (Gary W. Kronk).
Orbital elements in the past and future are calculated by Kazuo Kinoshita (http://www9.ocn.ne.jp/~comet/pcmtn/0125p.htm).

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