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Comet C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)

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Comet C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS) at epoch 27 April 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457871.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.99728032
Orbit inclination i 6.34864478°
Perihelion distance q 1.04213203 AU
155,900,733 km
Aphelion distance Q 765.32225923 AU
114,490,580,610 km
Semi-major axis a 383.18219563 AU
57,323,240,671 km
Orbital period period 7,500.9500 years
2,739,721.4457 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2017-May-09 22:39:07
2,457,883.4438 JD
Next perihelion transit 9518-Jun-17 09:20
5,197,604.8896 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 68.19218066711°
Longitude of the ascending node node 235.22180537444°
Mean anomaly M 359.99843057651°
Mean motion n 0.00013140°/day

Visualization of Comet C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2015 ER61 (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 ER61 (PANSTARRS)
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Comet C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2015 ER61 (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 ER61 (PANSTARRS) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 May 17 05h 10m 45s +20° 26’ 13” 21.10 Taurus
2019 May 18 05h 11m 17s +20° 26’ 48” 21.11 Taurus
2019 May 19 05h 11m 48s +20° 27’ 24” 21.11 Taurus
2019 May 20 05h 12m 19s +20° 27’ 59” 21.12 Taurus
2019 May 21 05h 12m 51s +20° 28’ 32” 21.13 Taurus
2019 May 22 05h 13m 22s +20° 29’ 07” 21.13 Taurus
2019 May 23 05h 13m 54s +20° 29’ 39” 21.14 Taurus
2019 May 24 05h 14m 25s +20° 30’ 11” 21.15 Taurus
2019 May 25 05h 14m 57s +20° 30’ 43” 21.15 Taurus
2019 May 26 05h 15m 28s +20° 31’ 14” 21.16 Taurus
2019 May 27 05h 16m 00s +20° 31’ 45” 21.16 Taurus
2019 May 28 05h 16m 32s +20° 32’ 16” 21.17 Taurus
2019 May 29 05h 17m 03s +20° 32’ 44” 21.17 Taurus
2019 May 30 05h 17m 35s +20° 33’ 14” 21.18 Taurus