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Comet C/2018 W2 (Africano)

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Comet C/2018 W2 (Africano) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2018 W2 (Africano) at epoch 08 January 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458492.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 1.00069647
Orbit inclination i 116.61527356°
Perihelion distance q 1.45456091 AU
217,599,216 km
Aphelion distance Q n.a.
Semi-major axis a n.a.
Orbital period period n.a.
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Sep-05 17:39:00
2,458,732.2354 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 157.97644064565°
Longitude of the ascending node node 181.84517954°
Mean anomaly M -0.0024756911871926°
Mean motion n 0.00001033°/day

Visualization of Comet C/2018 W2 (Africano) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2018 W2 (Africano) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2018 W2 (Africano) 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/2018 W2 (Africano)
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Comet C/2018 W2 (Africano) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2018 W2 (Africano) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet C/2018 W2 (Africano) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 May 17 03h 53m 17s +67° 00’ 25” 15.47 Camelopardalis
2019 May 18 03h 54m 17s +66° 48’ 47” 15.45 Camelopardalis
2019 May 19 03h 55m 18s +66° 37’ 22” 15.43 Camelopardalis
2019 May 20 03h 56m 17s +66° 26’ 08” 15.41 Camelopardalis
2019 May 21 03h 57m 15s +66° 15’ 05” 15.39 Camelopardalis
2019 May 22 03h 58m 14s +66° 04’ 14” 15.36 Camelopardalis
2019 May 23 03h 59m 11s +65° 53’ 35” 15.34 Camelopardalis
2019 May 24 04h 00m 07s +65° 43’ 06” 15.32 Camelopardalis
2019 May 25 04h 01m 05s +65° 32’ 48” 15.30 Camelopardalis
2019 May 26 04h 01m 59s +65° 22’ 42” 15.27 Camelopardalis
2019 May 27 04h 02m 54s +65° 12’ 47” 15.25 Camelopardalis
2019 May 28 04h 03m 50s +65° 03’ 02” 15.23 Camelopardalis
2019 May 29 04h 04m 44s +64° 53’ 29” 15.21 Camelopardalis
2019 May 30 04h 05m 36s +64° 44’ 04” 15.18 Camelopardalis