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Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS)

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Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS) at epoch 15 February 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457434.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.99831656
Orbit inclination i 81.99855616°
Perihelion distance q 2.67018792 AU
399,454,428 km
Aphelion distance Q 3,169.62025500 AU
474,168,442,026 km
Semi-major axis a 1,586.14522146 AU
237,283,948,227 km
Orbital period period 63,171.7100 years
23,073,466.5463 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2016-Mar-10 11:35:46
2,457,457.9832 JD
Next perihelion transit 65189-Mar-13 00:42
25,530,924.5295 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 85.009437383393°
Longitude of the ascending node node 69.962767557475°
Mean anomaly M 359.99963360747°
Mean motion n 0.00001560°/day

Visualization of Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS) 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 W2 (PANSTARRS)
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Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS) 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 W2 (PANSTARRS) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 May 20 16h 39m 24s -47° 59’ 40” 21.80 Ara
2019 May 21 16h 38m 48s -48° 00’ 52” 21.80 Ara
2019 May 22 16h 38m 11s -48° 02’ 00” 21.81 Ara
2019 May 23 16h 37m 33s -48° 03’ 06” 21.81 Ara
2019 May 24 16h 36m 56s -48° 04’ 06” 21.81 Ara
2019 May 25 16h 36m 20s -48° 05’ 03” 21.82 Ara
2019 May 26 16h 35m 43s -48° 05’ 57” 21.82 Ara
2019 May 27 16h 35m 06s -48° 06’ 47” 21.82 Ara
2019 May 28 16h 34m 28s -48° 07’ 33” 21.83 Ara
2019 May 29 16h 33m 51s -48° 08’ 17” 21.83 Norma
2019 May 30 16h 33m 14s -48° 08’ 56” 21.83 Norma
2019 May 31 16h 32m 36s -48° 09’ 30” 21.84 Norma
2019 Jun 01 16h 31m 59s -48° 10’ 02” 21.84 Norma
2019 Jun 02 16h 31m 23s -48° 10’ 31” 21.84 Norma