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Comet Halley (1P/Halley)

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Comet Halley (1P/Halley) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet Halley (1P/Halley) at epoch 16 February 1994 00:00 UTC (JD: 2449400.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.96714291
Orbit inclination i 162.26269058°
Perihelion distance q 0.58597811 AU
87,661,078 km
Aphelion distance Q 35.08231047 AU
5,248,238,957 km
Semi-major axis a 17.83414429 AU
2,667,950,017 km
Orbital period period 75.3200 years
27,509.1291 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1986-Feb-05 21:29:15
2,446,467.3953 JD
Next perihelion transit 2061-Jun-01 00:35
2,473,976.5244 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 111.33248510452°
Longitude of the ascending node node 58.420080976568°
Mean anomaly M 38.384264476439°
Mean motion n 0.01308656°/day

Visualization of Comet Halley (1P/Halley) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet Halley (1P/Halley) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet Halley (1P/Halley) 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 Halley (1P/Halley)
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Comet Halley (1P/Halley) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet Halley (1P/Halley) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet Halley (1P/Halley) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 May 17 08h 17m 12s +02° 47’ 39” 25.56 Hydra
2019 May 18 08h 17m 16s +02° 47’ 58” 25.57 Hydra
2019 May 19 08h 17m 17s +02° 48’ 18” 25.57 Hydra
2019 May 20 08h 17m 21s +02° 48’ 36” 25.57 Hydra
2019 May 21 08h 17m 22s +02° 48’ 53” 25.57 Hydra
2019 May 22 08h 17m 26s +02° 49’ 10” 25.57 Hydra
2019 May 23 08h 17m 29s +02° 49’ 27” 25.57 Hydra
2019 May 24 08h 17m 31s +02° 49’ 42” 25.57 Hydra
2019 May 25 08h 17m 35s +02° 49’ 58” 25.57 Hydra
2019 May 26 08h 17m 38s +02° 50’ 12” 25.57 Hydra
2019 May 27 08h 17m 40s +02° 50’ 26” 25.57 Hydra
2019 May 28 08h 17m 44s +02° 50’ 40” 25.58 Hydra
2019 May 29 08h 17m 48s +02° 50’ 53” 25.58 Hydra
2019 May 30 08h 17m 50s +02° 51’ 06” 25.58 Hydra