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Comet 284P/McNaught

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Comet 284P/McNaught Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 284P/McNaught at epoch 12 April 2010 00:00 UTC (JD: 2455299.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.37831446
Orbit inclination i 11.87431520°
Perihelion distance q 2.28252287 AU
341,460,562 km
Aphelion distance Q 5.06049131 AU
757,038,726 km
Semi-major axis a 3.67150709 AU
549,249,644 km
Orbital period period 7.0400 years
2,569.5968 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2007-Aug-18 04:18:49
2,454,330.6797 JD
Next perihelion transit 2014-Aug-30 18:38
2,456,900.2765 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 202.75781227769°
Longitude of the ascending node node 144.36420051979°
Mean anomaly M 135.73152572942°
Mean motion n 0.14009980°/day

Visualization of Comet 284P/McNaught Orbit

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Orbit Diagram of Comet 284P/McNaught
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Comet 284P/McNaught 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 284P/McNaught computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 284P/McNaught in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 May 20 12h 49m 06s +07° 06’ 05” 23.63 Virgo
2019 May 21 12h 48m 48s +07° 06’ 33” 23.63 Virgo
2019 May 22 12h 48m 32s +07° 06’ 56” 23.63 Virgo
2019 May 23 12h 48m 15s +07° 07’ 14” 23.63 Virgo
2019 May 24 12h 48m 01s +07° 07’ 23” 23.63 Virgo
2019 May 25 12h 47m 45s +07° 07’ 27” 23.64 Virgo
2019 May 26 12h 47m 31s +07° 07’ 23” 23.64 Virgo
2019 May 27 12h 47m 18s +07° 07’ 14” 23.64 Virgo
2019 May 28 12h 47m 06s +07° 07’ 00” 23.64 Virgo
2019 May 29 12h 46m 54s +07° 06’ 38” 23.65 Virgo
2019 May 30 12h 46m 44s +07° 06’ 11” 23.65 Virgo
2019 May 31 12h 46m 33s +07° 05’ 36” 23.65 Virgo
2019 Jun 01 12h 46m 23s +07° 04’ 56” 23.65 Virgo
2019 Jun 02 12h 46m 15s +07° 04’ 09” 23.66 Virgo