ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase PA
Nearest approach20 Jul 202211.21.079 AU0.399 AU01h41m+16°57'88.0°70.3°249°
Perihelion24 Aug 202211.30.967 AU0.533 AU05h21m+28°12'69.8°79.0°268°
Today1 Jun 202320.22.929 AU3.424 AU08h19m+17°37'53.0°16.1°105°
107P/Wilson-Harrington- 2023-06-01

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The interactive orbit chart above shows the comet's path through the solar system and its position at the given date. Green and blue lines are shown perpendicular to the ecliptic plane: Green if the path is above the ecliptic plane, blue if it is below. (Left-click and drag to rotate the view; Right-click and drag to move the view; Use scroll wheel to zoom in our out.)

The orbital elements of 107P/Wilson-Harrington are:

            e (Eccentricity)                : 0.6316240
            q (Perihelion distance)         : 0.9668330
            i (Inclination)                 : 2.79900
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 266.76980
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 95.45420
            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 182.23048
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : 2.78632
            T (Time of perihelion passage)  : 2459816.15040
            P (Orbital period in years)     : 4.25

            Epoch                           : 2023 May 31
            Reference                       : MPEC 2015-M77

            Classification(s):              : Ecliptic; Encke type
            Tisserand (Jupiter)             : 3.082

The light curve chart below shows the estimated development of the comet's magnitude. Blue and black dots are visual and photometric CCD observations respectively from COBS or the MPC. The gray curve is based on the absolute magnitude and slope parameter as calculated from the original MPEC, or the latest values provided by the MPC (9.00 + 5 log[∆] + 10.00 log[r]), whereas the red curve is being recalculated every 6 hours based on the available COBS/MPC observations (currently 12.82 + 5 log[∆] + 10.00 log[r]).

The all-sky chart below shows the path of the comet over the same period as the light curve. The comet's current position is marked yellow.