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Comet 48P/Johnson

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Comet 48P/Johnson Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 48P/Johnson at epoch 29 August 2008 00:00 UTC (JD: 2454708.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.36748360
Orbit inclination i 13.66358542°
Perihelion distance q 2.30523089 AU
344,857,633 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.98384780 AU
745,573,020 km
Semi-major axis a 3.64453935 AU
545,215,327 km
Orbital period period 6.9600 years
2,541.3378 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2011-Sep-28 15:57:36
2,455,833.1650 JD
Next perihelion transit 2018-Sep-13 00:03
2,458,374.5028 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 207.68930513106°
Longitude of the ascending node node 117.30982342633°
Mean anomaly M 200.68257052177°
Mean motion n 0.14165767°/day

Visualization of Comet 48P/Johnson Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 48P/Johnson with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 48P/Johnson 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 48P/Johnson
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Comet 48P/Johnson 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 48P/Johnson computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 48P/Johnson in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 May 17 03h 42m 06s +12° 09’ 50” 18.22 Taurus
2019 May 18 03h 43m 42s +12° 16’ 17” 18.23 Taurus
2019 May 19 03h 45m 19s +12° 22’ 40” 18.24 Taurus
2019 May 20 03h 46m 54s +12° 28’ 59” 18.26 Taurus
2019 May 21 03h 48m 29s +12° 35’ 12” 18.27 Taurus
2019 May 22 03h 50m 05s +12° 41’ 20” 18.28 Taurus
2019 May 23 03h 51m 41s +12° 47’ 23” 18.29 Taurus
2019 May 24 03h 53m 16s +12° 53’ 22” 18.30 Taurus
2019 May 25 03h 54m 51s +12° 59’ 17” 18.32 Taurus
2019 May 26 03h 56m 26s +13° 05’ 06” 18.33 Taurus
2019 May 27 03h 58m 00s +13° 10’ 50” 18.34 Taurus
2019 May 28 03h 59m 35s +13° 16’ 31” 18.35 Taurus
2019 May 29 04h 01m 09s +13° 22’ 05” 18.36 Taurus
2019 May 30 04h 02m 44s +13° 27’ 36” 18.37 Taurus