I performed follow-up measurements of this object while it was still on the PCCP webpage. Stacking of 16 unfiltered exposures, 120 seconds each, obtained remotely on 2020, February 03.2 from X02 Telescope Live (El Sauce, Chile) through a 0.6-m f/6.5 astrograph + CCD, shows that this object is a comet with a compact coma about 5" in diameter slightly elongated toward PA 250.
MPEC 2020-C111, assigns the following preliminary orbital elements to comet C/2020 B3: T 2019 Oct. 22.8; e= 0.98; Peri. = 325.92; q = 3.35; Incl.= 20.75
Congrats to David Rankin for this discovery!!
by Ernesto Guido