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Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2

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Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 at epoch 16 July 2008 00:00 UTC (JD: 2454664.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.53124472
Orbit inclination i 6.91953735°
Perihelion distance q 1.65665316 AU
247,831,786 km
Aphelion distance Q 5.41165399 AU
809,571,916 km
Semi-major axis a 3.53415358 AU
528,701,851 km
Orbital period period 6.6400 years
2,426.7585 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2006-Jan-09 11:57:23
2,453,744.9982 JD
Next perihelion transit 2012-Sep-01 06:09
2,456,171.7567 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 202.44011272104°
Longitude of the ascending node node 287.72891549386°
Mean anomaly M 136.40444994564°
Mean motion n 0.14834604°/day

Visualization of Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 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 60P/Tsuchinshan 2
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Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 May 20 11h 36m 55s -02° 40’ 49” 20.51 Leo
2019 May 21 11h 37m 45s -02° 43’ 21” 20.56 Virgo
2019 May 22 11h 38m 36s -02° 46’ 00” 20.61 Virgo
2019 May 23 11h 39m 29s -02° 48’ 46” 20.66 Virgo
2019 May 24 11h 40m 22s -02° 51’ 41” 20.71 Virgo
2019 May 25 11h 41m 16s -02° 54’ 42” 20.77 Virgo
2019 May 26 11h 42m 11s -02° 57’ 51” 20.82 Virgo
2019 May 27 11h 43m 06s -03° 01’ 08” 20.87 Virgo
2019 May 28 11h 44m 03s -03° 04’ 32” 20.92 Virgo
2019 May 29 11h 45m 00s -03° 08’ 02” 20.97 Virgo
2019 May 30 11h 45m 57s -03° 11’ 39” 21.02 Virgo
2019 May 31 11h 46m 57s -03° 15’ 24” 21.07 Virgo
2019 Jun 01 11h 47m 57s -03° 19’ 14” 21.12 Virgo
2019 Jun 02 11h 48m 56s -03° 23’ 12” 21.17 Virgo