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Comet C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS)

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Comet C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS) at epoch 28 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458025.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.99999165
Orbit inclination i 127.20990505°
Perihelion distance q 3.72968372 AU
557,952,743 km
Aphelion distance Q 892,966.34324295 AU
133,585,863,823,801 km
Semi-major axis a 446,485.03646333 AU
66,793,210,888,272 km
Orbital period period 298,344,863.3900 years
108,970,461,355.0036 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-Feb-18 23:47:22
2,458,168.4912 JD
Next perihelion transit 2018-Feb-18 23:47
108,972,919,523.4948 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 89.582750871659°
Longitude of the ascending node node 299.8499510202°
Mean anomaly M 359.99999952761°
Mean motion n 0.00000000°/day

Visualization of Comet C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2015 O1 (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 O1 (PANSTARRS)
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Comet C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2015 O1 (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 O1 (PANSTARRS) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 May 17 08h 44m 05s +36° 04’ 49” 16.88 Lynx
2019 May 18 08h 44m 03s +35° 57’ 42” 16.89 Lynx
2019 May 19 08h 44m 00s +35° 50’ 35” 16.90 Lynx
2019 May 20 08h 43m 59s +35° 43’ 32” 16.91 Lynx
2019 May 21 08h 43m 58s +35° 36’ 29” 16.92 Lynx
2019 May 22 08h 43m 58s +35° 29’ 29” 16.93 Lynx
2019 May 23 08h 43m 59s +35° 22’ 30” 16.95 Lynx
2019 May 24 08h 44m 00s +35° 15’ 33” 16.96 Lynx
2019 May 25 08h 44m 03s +35° 08’ 39” 16.97 Lynx
2019 May 26 08h 44m 04s +35° 01’ 45” 16.98 Lynx
2019 May 27 08h 44m 08s +34° 54’ 55” 16.99 Lynx
2019 May 28 08h 44m 12s +34° 48’ 06” 17.00 Lynx
2019 May 29 08h 44m 17s +34° 41’ 18” 17.01 Lynx
2019 May 30 08h 44m 24s +34° 34’ 33” 17.02 Lynx