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Comet C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy)

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Comet C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy) at epoch 30 March 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457843.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.99896671
Orbit inclination i 88.18676511°
Perihelion distance q 0.49357325 AU
73,837,508 km
Aphelion distance Q 954.84511045 AU
142,842,795,658 km
Semi-major axis a 477.66934185 AU
71,458,316,583 km
Orbital period period 10,439.9700 years
3,813,199.0732 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2017-Apr-23 07:32:50
2,457,866.8145 JD
Next perihelion transit 12457-Jun-29 09:18
6,271,065.8876 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 87.243851188204°
Longitude of the ascending node node 223.17182838589°
Mean anomaly M 359.99779890562°
Mean motion n 0.00009441°/day

Visualization of Comet C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy) 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/2017 E4 (Lovejoy)
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Comet C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 May 20 04h 07m 45s -34° 50’ 07” 48.50 Eridanus
2019 May 21 04h 08m 17s -34° 49’ 53” 48.52 Eridanus
2019 May 22 04h 08m 48s -34° 49’ 44” 48.53 Eridanus
2019 May 23 04h 09m 20s -34° 49’ 39” 48.54 Eridanus
2019 May 24 04h 09m 52s -34° 49’ 39” 48.56 Eridanus
2019 May 25 04h 10m 24s -34° 49’ 44” 48.57 Eridanus
2019 May 26 04h 10m 57s -34° 49’ 54” 48.58 Eridanus
2019 May 27 04h 11m 27s -34° 50’ 08” 48.60 Eridanus
2019 May 28 04h 12m 00s -34° 50’ 26” 48.61 Eridanus
2019 May 29 04h 12m 32s -34° 50’ 50” 48.62 Eridanus
2019 May 30 04h 13m 04s -34° 51’ 20” 48.64 Eridanus
2019 May 31 04h 13m 35s -34° 51’ 54” 48.65 Eridanus
2019 Jun 01 04h 14m 07s -34° 52’ 32” 48.66 Eridanus
2019 Jun 02 04h 14m 39s -34° 53’ 16” 48.67 Eridanus