Comet 2012 nj

During July of 2012, I was curious if asteroid-type photometry would work on a comet. As a trial I chose comet 2012 nj. This was a comet that fairly weak cometary activity and was first thought to be an asteroid when discovered. I chose this one thinking that the weak cometary activity might allow the variations in the brightness of the nucleus to be observed. In the end I was only able to observe the comet on 2 nights, and one of those was of short duration. Some variation was observed however it is unknown if these have any relation to the nucleus rotation.

Lightcurve results for Comet 2012 nj.
Period 5.03 +/- 0.04 hours. Amplitude 0.1 +/- 0.03 magnitude.