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Comet C/2016 R3 (Borisov)

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Comet C/2016 R3 (Borisov) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2016 R3 (Borisov) at epoch 14 September 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457646.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.99552529
Orbit inclination i 53.06733479°
Perihelion distance q 0.44679527 AU
66,839,622 km
Aphelion distance Q 199.25126563 AU
29,807,565,133 km
Semi-major axis a 99.84903045 AU
14,937,202,377 km
Orbital period period 997.7600 years
364,430.0706 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2016-Oct-10 23:58:41
2,457,672.4991 JD
Next perihelion transit 3014-Jul-22 01:40
2,822,102.5697 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 118.13390819768°
Longitude of the ascending node node 78.669565850392°
Mean anomaly M 359.97431695243°
Mean motion n 0.00098784°/day

Visualization of Comet C/2016 R3 (Borisov) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2016 R3 (Borisov) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2016 R3 (Borisov) 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/2016 R3 (Borisov)
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Comet C/2016 R3 (Borisov) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2016 R3 (Borisov) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet C/2016 R3 (Borisov) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 May 16 01h 52m 33s -43° 39’ 50” 40.24 Phoenix
2019 May 17 01h 53m 02s -43° 40’ 31” 40.25 Phoenix
2019 May 18 01h 53m 30s -43° 41’ 16” 40.25 Phoenix
2019 May 19 01h 53m 57s -43° 42’ 06” 40.26 Phoenix
2019 May 20 01h 54m 24s -43° 42’ 59” 40.26 Phoenix
2019 May 21 01h 54m 52s -43° 43’ 57” 40.27 Phoenix
2019 May 22 01h 55m 19s -43° 45’ 00” 40.27 Phoenix
2019 May 23 01h 55m 45s -43° 46’ 05” 40.28 Phoenix
2019 May 24 01h 56m 12s -43° 47’ 17” 40.28 Phoenix
2019 May 25 01h 56m 39s -43° 48’ 32” 40.29 Phoenix
2019 May 26 01h 57m 06s -43° 49’ 50” 40.29 Phoenix
2019 May 27 01h 57m 32s -43° 51’ 15” 40.30 Phoenix
2019 May 28 01h 57m 56s -43° 52’ 42” 40.30 Phoenix
2019 May 29 01h 58m 23s -43° 54’ 15” 40.31 Phoenix