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Comet 15P/Finlay

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Comet 15P/Finlay Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 15P/Finlay at epoch 23 April 2013 00:00 UTC (JD: 2456406.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.72046703
Orbit inclination i 6.80365595°
Perihelion distance q 0.97465031 AU
145,805,612 km
Aphelion distance Q 5.99876912 AU
897,403,089 km
Semi-major axis a 3.48670972 AU
521,604,350 km
Orbital period period 6.5100 years
2,378.0562 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2014-Dec-26 22:25:48
2,457,018.4346 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Jun-30 23:46
2,459,396.4908 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 347.5656143943°
Longitude of the ascending node node 13.800639673911°
Mean anomaly M 267.36280705588°
Mean motion n 0.15138414°/day

Visualization of Comet 15P/Finlay Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 15P/Finlay with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 15P/Finlay 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 15P/Finlay
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Comet 15P/Finlay 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 15P/Finlay computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 15P/Finlay in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 May 20 12h 32m 31s -04° 00’ 33” 27.78 Virgo
2019 May 21 12h 32m 12s -03° 58’ 44” 27.78 Virgo
2019 May 22 12h 31m 51s -03° 56’ 57” 27.78 Virgo
2019 May 23 12h 31m 32s -03° 55’ 14” 27.78 Virgo
2019 May 24 12h 31m 14s -03° 53’ 35” 27.78 Virgo
2019 May 25 12h 30m 57s -03° 52’ 01” 27.78 Virgo
2019 May 26 12h 30m 41s -03° 50’ 31” 27.78 Virgo
2019 May 27 12h 30m 24s -03° 49’ 05” 27.79 Virgo
2019 May 28 12h 30m 10s -03° 47’ 44” 27.79 Virgo
2019 May 29 12h 29m 54s -03° 46’ 27” 27.79 Virgo
2019 May 30 12h 29m 40s -03° 45’ 15” 27.79 Virgo
2019 May 31 12h 29m 27s -03° 44’ 07” 27.79 Virgo
2019 Jun 01 12h 29m 16s -03° 43’ 02” 27.79 Virgo
2019 Jun 02 12h 29m 03s -03° 42’ 03” 27.79 Virgo