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Comet 104P/Kowal 2

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Comet 104P/Kowal 2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 104P/Kowal 2 at epoch 30 July 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.63866959
Orbit inclination i 10.25426992°
Perihelion distance q 1.17912244 AU
176,394,207 km
Aphelion distance Q 5.34743828 AU
799,965,382 km
Semi-major axis a 3.26328036 AU
488,179,795 km
Orbital period period 5.9000 years
2,153.1784 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2016-Mar-28 03:38:15
2,457,475.6516 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Feb-18 07:55
2,459,628.8299 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 200.67394770051°
Longitude of the ascending node node 235.42076373542°
Mean anomaly M 20.873994859479°
Mean motion n 0.16719469°/day

Visualization of Comet 104P/Kowal 2 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 104P/Kowal 2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 104P/Kowal 2 and the planets along their orbits in this diagram accurately represents the current configuration of the objects in the Solar System. This is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. Please provide us feedback!

Orbit Diagram of Comet 104P/Kowal 2
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Comet 104P/Kowal 2 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 104P/Kowal 2 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 104P/Kowal 2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 May 16 17h 33m 29s -18° 24’ 33” 24.64 Ophiucus
2019 May 17 17h 32m 53s -18° 23’ 12” 24.63 Ophiucus
2019 May 18 17h 32m 18s -18° 21’ 50” 24.63 Ophiucus
2019 May 19 17h 31m 42s -18° 20’ 29” 24.62 Ophiucus
2019 May 20 17h 31m 06s -18° 19’ 08” 24.62 Ophiucus
2019 May 21 17h 30m 29s -18° 17’ 47” 24.61 Ophiucus
2019 May 22 17h 29m 53s -18° 16’ 26” 24.61 Ophiucus
2019 May 23 17h 29m 15s -18° 15’ 05” 24.60 Ophiucus
2019 May 24 17h 28m 36s -18° 13’ 44” 24.60 Ophiucus
2019 May 25 17h 27m 57s -18° 12’ 24” 24.60 Ophiucus
2019 May 26 17h 27m 19s -18° 11’ 03” 24.59 Ophiucus
2019 May 27 17h 26m 39s -18° 09’ 43” 24.59 Ophiucus
2019 May 28 17h 25m 59s -18° 08’ 25” 24.59 Ophiucus
2019 May 29 17h 25m 18s -18° 07’ 05” 24.58 Ophiucus