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Comet C/2018 X2 (Fitzsimmons)

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Comet C/2018 X2 (Fitzsimmons) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2018 X2 (Fitzsimmons) at epoch 26 January 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458510.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.98625218
Orbit inclination i 23.06810395°
Perihelion distance q 2.12588742 AU
318,028,232 km
Aphelion distance Q 307.14316608 AU
45,947,963,738 km
Semi-major axis a 154.63452675 AU
23,132,995,985 km
Orbital period period 1,922.9500 years
702,357.3494 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Jul-08 12:49:37
2,458,673.0345 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 162.04584754588°
Longitude of the ascending node node 340.8340588593°
Mean anomaly M 359.91669140287°
Mean motion n 0.00051256°/day

Visualization of Comet C/2018 X2 (Fitzsimmons) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2018 X2 (Fitzsimmons) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2018 X2 (Fitzsimmons) 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 X2 (Fitzsimmons)
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Comet C/2018 X2 (Fitzsimmons) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2018 X2 (Fitzsimmons) 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 X2 (Fitzsimmons) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 May 17 06h 58m 14s +34° 40’ 46” 17.24 Gemini
2019 May 18 07h 00m 42s +34° 29’ 21” 17.24 Gemini
2019 May 19 07h 03m 10s +34° 17’ 49” 17.24 Gemini
2019 May 20 07h 05m 38s +34° 06’ 10” 17.23 Gemini
2019 May 21 07h 08m 04s +33° 54’ 21” 17.23 Gemini
2019 May 22 07h 10m 32s +33° 42’ 25” 17.23 Gemini
2019 May 23 07h 13m 00s +33° 30’ 23” 17.22 Gemini
2019 May 24 07h 15m 28s +33° 18’ 11” 17.22 Gemini
2019 May 25 07h 17m 54s +33° 05’ 52” 17.21 Gemini
2019 May 26 07h 20m 21s +32° 53’ 26” 17.21 Gemini
2019 May 27 07h 22m 50s +32° 40’ 50” 17.21 Gemini
2019 May 28 07h 25m 17s +32° 28’ 08” 17.21 Gemini
2019 May 29 07h 27m 43s +32° 15’ 18” 17.20 Gemini
2019 May 30 07h 30m 11s +32° 02’ 21” 17.20 Gemini