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Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

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Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) at epoch 30 March 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457112.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.99777198
Orbit inclination i 80.30129643°
Perihelion distance q 1.29035802 AU
193,034,812 km
Aphelion distance Q 1,157.01225235 AU
173,086,569,672 km
Semi-major axis a 579.15130518 AU
86,639,802,242 km
Orbital period period 13,937.8700 years
5,090,805.2813 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2015-Jan-30 01:39:38
2,457,052.5692 JD
Next perihelion transit 15953-Mar-26 08:24
7,547,857.8505 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 12.395229815857°
Longitude of the ascending node node 94.975049192618°
Mean anomaly M 0.0042380503532576°
Mean motion n 0.00007072°/day

Visualization of Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) 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 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
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Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 May 16 18h 13m 45s +00° 52’ 08” 31.74 Ophiucus
2019 May 17 18h 13m 32s +00° 52’ 38” 31.74 Ophiucus
2019 May 18 18h 13m 17s +00° 53’ 08” 31.74 Ophiucus
2019 May 19 18h 13m 03s +00° 53’ 36” 31.75 Ophiucus
2019 May 20 18h 12m 47s +00° 54’ 02” 31.75 Ophiucus
2019 May 21 18h 12m 33s +00° 54’ 28” 31.76 Ophiucus
2019 May 22 18h 12m 19s +00° 54’ 51” 31.76 Ophiucus
2019 May 23 18h 12m 03s +00° 55’ 13” 31.76 Ophiucus
2019 May 24 18h 11m 48s +00° 55’ 32” 31.77 Ophiucus
2019 May 25 18h 11m 32s +00° 55’ 50” 31.77 Ophiucus
2019 May 26 18h 11m 17s +00° 56’ 07” 31.77 Ophiucus
2019 May 27 18h 11m 00s +00° 56’ 21” 31.78 Ophiucus
2019 May 28 18h 10m 45s +00° 56’ 35” 31.78 Ophiucus
2019 May 29 18h 10m 28s +00° 56’ 47” 31.78 Ophiucus