ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase PA
Today17 Sep 201916.41.962 AU1.235 AU02h17m+43°28'122.0°25.8°229°
Nearest approach3 Dec 201914.01.633 AU0.723 AU02h14m+36°59'145.5°20.0°105°
Perihelion14 Jan 202014.21.579 AU0.862 AU03h08m+21°54'117.5°33.5°76°
114P/Wiseman-Skiff - 2019-09-17

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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 114P/Wiseman-Skiff, as provided by the minor planet center, are:

            e (eccentricity)                : 0.5546400
            q (perihelion distance)         : 1.57934
            i (inclination)                 : 18.27250
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 271.06010
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 172.82630
            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 264.24463
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : 2.24392
            T (Time of perihelion passage)  : 2458862.61830
            P (Orbital period in years)     : 6.68

            Family/Group:                   : Jupiter family

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 light curve is based on the absolute magnitude and slope parameter as calculated from the original MPEC, or the latest values provided by the minor planet center. (11.50 + 5 log[∆] + 15.00 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.