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Comet C/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS)

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Comet C/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS) at epoch 12 March 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457094.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.38250119
Orbit inclination i 18.02725222°
Perihelion distance q 5.97566722 AU
893,947,093 km
Aphelion distance Q 13.37875796 AU
2,001,433,708 km
Semi-major axis a 9.67721259 AU
1,447,690,401 km
Orbital period period 30.1000 years
10,995.7245 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2015-Sep-19 15:36:29
2,457,285.1503 JD
Next perihelion transit 2045-Oct-27 08:59
2,468,280.8748 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 188.26809514893°
Longitude of the ascending node node 353.35578321299°
Mean anomaly M 353.75810805055°
Mean motion n 0.03274000°/day

Visualization of Comet C/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2015 B1 (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/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS)
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Comet C/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2015 B1 (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/2015 B1 (PANSTARRS) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 May 16 18h 10m 10s -43° 26’ 13” 21.99 Corona Australis
2019 May 17 18h 09m 51s -43° 27’ 48” 21.99 Corona Australis
2019 May 18 18h 09m 30s -43° 29’ 21” 21.99 Corona Australis
2019 May 19 18h 09m 10s -43° 30’ 51” 21.99 Corona Australis
2019 May 20 18h 08m 48s -43° 32’ 21” 21.99 Corona Australis
2019 May 21 18h 08m 27s -43° 33’ 46” 21.99 Corona Australis
2019 May 22 18h 08m 06s -43° 35’ 08” 21.99 Corona Australis
2019 May 23 18h 07m 42s -43° 36’ 29” 21.99 Corona Australis
2019 May 24 18h 07m 19s -43° 37’ 48” 21.99 Corona Australis
2019 May 25 18h 06m 56s -43° 39’ 03” 21.99 Corona Australis
2019 May 26 18h 06m 33s -43° 40’ 17” 21.98 Corona Australis
2019 May 27 18h 06m 08s -43° 41’ 26” 21.98 Corona Australis
2019 May 28 18h 05m 44s -43° 42’ 33” 21.98 Corona Australis
2019 May 29 18h 05m 18s -43° 43’ 38” 21.98 Corona Australis