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Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle

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Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle at epoch 14 August 1998 00:00 UTC (JD: 2451040.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.90555272
Orbit inclination i 162.48657538°
Perihelion distance q 0.97642792 AU
146,071,537 km
Aphelion distance Q 19.70024854 AU
2,947,115,240 km
Semi-major axis a 10.33833823 AU
1,546,593,389 km
Orbital period period 33.2400 years
12,141.5612 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1998-Feb-28 02:20:44
2,450,872.5977 JD
Next perihelion transit 2031-May-27 15:48
2,463,014.1589 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 172.50027368281°
Longitude of the ascending node node 235.27098914908°
Mean anomaly M 4.9783396846882°
Mean motion n 0.02965022°/day

Visualization of Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle 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 55P/Tempel-Tuttle
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Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 May 17 15h 37m 41s -19° 53’ 43” 48.05 Libra
2019 May 18 15h 37m 27s -19° 52’ 49” 48.05 Libra
2019 May 19 15h 37m 13s -19° 51’ 56” 48.05 Libra
2019 May 20 15h 36m 57s -19° 51’ 02” 48.05 Libra
2019 May 21 15h 36m 43s -19° 50’ 08” 48.05 Libra
2019 May 22 15h 36m 29s -19° 49’ 14” 48.05 Libra
2019 May 23 15h 36m 15s -19° 48’ 21” 48.05 Libra
2019 May 24 15h 35m 59s -19° 47’ 27” 48.05 Libra
2019 May 25 15h 35m 45s -19° 46’ 33” 48.04 Libra
2019 May 26 15h 35m 30s -19° 45’ 41” 48.04 Libra
2019 May 27 15h 35m 17s -19° 44’ 47” 48.04 Libra
2019 May 28 15h 35m 03s -19° 43’ 53” 48.04 Libra
2019 May 29 15h 34m 48s -19° 43’ 00” 48.04 Libra
2019 May 30 15h 34m 33s -19° 42’ 06” 48.04 Libra