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Comet 209P/LINEAR

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Comet 209P/LINEAR Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 209P/LINEAR at epoch 22 June 2011 00:00 UTC (JD: 2455735.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.69256369
Orbit inclination i 19.48032030°
Perihelion distance q 0.90098697 AU
134,785,732 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.96030487 AU
742,051,048 km
Semi-major axis a 2.93064592 AU
438,418,390 km
Orbital period period 5.0200 years
1,832.4978 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2009-Apr-17 12:44:57
2,454,939.0312 JD
Next perihelion transit 2014-Apr-24 00:41
2,456,771.5290 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 150.52958376952°
Longitude of the ascending node node 65.393856991194°
Mean anomaly M 156.46881922669°
Mean motion n 0.19645317°/day

Visualization of Comet 209P/LINEAR Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 209P/LINEAR with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 209P/LINEAR 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 209P/LINEAR
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Comet 209P/LINEAR 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 209P/LINEAR computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 209P/LINEAR in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 May 17 08h 19m 59s +40° 38’ 02” 17.24 Lynx
2019 May 18 08h 23m 49s +40° 15’ 02” 17.19 Lynx
2019 May 19 08h 27m 42s +39° 51’ 15” 17.14 Lynx
2019 May 20 08h 31m 33s +39° 26’ 35” 17.10 Lynx
2019 May 21 08h 35m 27s +39° 01’ 05” 17.05 Lynx
2019 May 22 08h 39m 21s +38° 34’ 44” 17.01 Lynx
2019 May 23 08h 43m 15s +38° 07’ 27” 16.97 Lynx
2019 May 24 08h 47m 12s +37° 39’ 15” 16.92 Lynx
2019 May 25 08h 51m 07s +37° 10’ 08” 16.88 Lynx
2019 May 26 08h 55m 04s +36° 40’ 02” 16.84 Lynx
2019 May 27 08h 59m 00s +36° 08’ 59” 16.80 Lynx
2019 May 28 09h 02m 57s +35° 36’ 56” 16.76 Lynx
2019 May 29 09h 06m 56s +35° 03’ 53” 16.72 Lynx
2019 May 30 09h 10m 54s +34° 29’ 49” 16.68 Lynx