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Comet 4P/Faye

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Comet 4P/Faye Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 4P/Faye at epoch 27 August 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457262.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.56961755
Orbit inclination i 9.07029451°
Perihelion distance q 1.65187634 AU
247,117,184 km
Aphelion distance Q 6.02444197 AU
901,243,693 km
Semi-major axis a 3.83815916 AU
574,180,439 km
Orbital period period 7.5200 years
2,746.5208 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2014-May-29 20:50:57
2,456,807.3687 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Dec-05 09:20
2,459,553.8895 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 205.12581771764°
Longitude of the ascending node node 199.14398241151°
Mean anomaly M 59.656296696458°
Mean motion n 0.13107492°/day

Visualization of Comet 4P/Faye Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 4P/Faye with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 4P/Faye 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!

Comet 4P/Faye 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 4P/Faye computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 4P/Faye in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 May 20 16h 20m 20s -13° 43’ 00” 21.41 Scorpius
2019 May 21 16h 19m 42s -13° 40’ 50” 21.41 Scorpius
2019 May 22 16h 19m 05s -13° 38’ 40” 21.40 Scorpius
2019 May 23 16h 18m 28s -13° 36’ 32” 21.40 Scorpius
2019 May 24 16h 17m 50s -13° 34’ 23” 21.40 Scorpius
2019 May 25 16h 17m 12s -13° 32’ 17” 21.39 Scorpius
2019 May 26 16h 16m 36s -13° 30’ 11” 21.39 Scorpius
2019 May 27 16h 15m 57s -13° 28’ 06” 21.38 Scorpius
2019 May 28 16h 15m 20s -13° 26’ 03” 21.38 Scorpius
2019 May 29 16h 14m 42s -13° 24’ 02” 21.38 Scorpius
2019 May 30 16h 14m 03s -13° 22’ 02” 21.38 Scorpius
2019 May 31 16h 13m 27s -13° 20’ 03” 21.37 Scorpius
2019 Jun 01 16h 12m 48s -13° 18’ 06” 21.37 Scorpius
2019 Jun 02 16h 12m 11s -13° 16’ 11” 21.37 Scorpius