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Comet 66P/du Toit

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Comet 66P/du Toit Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 66P/du Toit at epoch 25 October 2014 00:00 UTC (JD: 2456956.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.78656506
Orbit inclination i 18.66892371°
Perihelion distance q 1.28544866 AU
192,300,382 km
Aphelion distance Q 10.75989532 AU
1,609,657,433 km
Semi-major axis a 6.02267199 AU
900,978,907 km
Orbital period period 14.7800 years
5,398.6136 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-May-20 11:42:13
2,458,258.9877 JD
Next perihelion transit 2033-Mar-01 02:25
2,463,657.6012 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 257.34255024456°
Longitude of the ascending node node 22.000899316033°
Mean anomaly M 273.14519014561°
Mean motion n 0.06668379°/day

Visualization of Comet 66P/du Toit Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 66P/du Toit with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 66P/du Toit 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 66P/du Toit
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Comet 66P/du Toit 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 66P/du Toit computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 66P/du Toit in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 May 17 02h 39m 28s +20° 51’ 57” 23.43 Aries
2019 May 18 02h 40m 28s +20° 58’ 14” 23.44 Aries
2019 May 19 02h 41m 29s +21° 04’ 28” 23.45 Aries
2019 May 20 02h 42m 29s +21° 10’ 42” 23.45 Aries
2019 May 21 02h 43m 30s +21° 16’ 54” 23.46 Aries
2019 May 22 02h 44m 30s +21° 23’ 03” 23.47 Aries
2019 May 23 02h 45m 29s +21° 29’ 11” 23.48 Aries
2019 May 24 02h 46m 28s +21° 35’ 17” 23.48 Aries
2019 May 25 02h 47m 27s +21° 41’ 21” 23.49 Aries
2019 May 26 02h 48m 27s +21° 47’ 23” 23.50 Aries
2019 May 27 02h 49m 24s +21° 53’ 25” 23.50 Aries
2019 May 28 02h 50m 23s +21° 59’ 23” 23.51 Aries
2019 May 29 02h 51m 21s +22° 05’ 21” 23.52 Aries
2019 May 30 02h 52m 19s +22° 11’ 17” 23.52 Aries