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Comet C/2017 S6 (Catalina)

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Comet C/2017 S6 (Catalina) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2017 S6 (Catalina) at epoch 16 November 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458074.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 1.00138681
Orbit inclination i 152.82685230°
Perihelion distance q 1.54291924 AU
230,817,433 km
Aphelion distance Q n.a.
Semi-major axis a n.a.
Orbital period period n.a.
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-Feb-26 22:24:46
2,458,176.4339 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 134.68625464194°
Longitude of the ascending node node 130.87308565249°
Mean anomaly M -0.0027072945837398°
Mean motion n 0.00002656°/day

Visualization of Comet C/2017 S6 (Catalina) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2017 S6 (Catalina) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2017 S6 (Catalina) 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 S6 (Catalina)
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Comet C/2017 S6 (Catalina) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2017 S6 (Catalina) 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 S6 (Catalina) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 May 17 15h 44m 22s -51° 29’ 02” 25.55 Norma
2019 May 18 15h 42m 32s -51° 25’ 50” 25.57 Norma
2019 May 19 15h 40m 41s -51° 22’ 27” 25.58 Norma
2019 May 20 15h 38m 49s -51° 18’ 51” 25.59 Norma
2019 May 21 15h 37m 00s -51° 15’ 02” 25.61 Norma
2019 May 22 15h 35m 12s -51° 10’ 59” 25.62 Norma
2019 May 23 15h 33m 24s -51° 06’ 46” 25.63 Norma
2019 May 24 15h 31m 36s -51° 02’ 20” 25.65 Norma
2019 May 25 15h 29m 49s -50° 57’ 42” 25.66 Norma
2019 May 26 15h 28m 04s -50° 52’ 53” 25.68 Lupus
2019 May 27 15h 26m 20s -50° 47’ 53” 25.69 Lupus
2019 May 28 15h 24m 37s -50° 42’ 42” 25.71 Lupus
2019 May 29 15h 22m 54s -50° 37’ 19” 25.72 Lupus
2019 May 30 15h 21m 12s -50° 31’ 49” 25.74 Lupus