This object was reported on 2019 Dec. 28 UT as possibly cometary in appearance by L. Denneau on behalf of ATLAS-MLO (T08) and placed on PCCP. Stacked observations taken on Dec. 31 by L. Buzzi at Schiaparelli Observatory (204) revealed a 10" coma elongated toward the north-west.
The orbital elements for this object are very similar to those for C/1844 Y1 (Great Comet). The suggestion was initially made by M. Meyer when the 2019-2020 arc was ~three days. Additional reports of cometary features are as follows: