C/2013 US10 (Catalina)
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase PA
Perihelion16 Nov 20156.30.820 AU1.739 AU14h24m-19°17'14.6°17.6°270°
Nearest approach17 Jan 20166.11.378 AU0.718 AU13h53m+54°52'107.2°43.0°282°
Today16 Apr 202422.622.509 AU23.415 AU02h13m+33°55'24.8°1.1°20°
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)- 2024-04-16

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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 C/2013 US10 (Catalina) are:

            e (Eccentricity)                : 1.0006210
            q (Perihelion distance)         : 0.8202940
            i (Inclination)                 : 148.75930
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 186.41870
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 340.59350
            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 203.18104
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : -9.92307
            T (Time of perihelion passage)  : 2457343.40160

            Epoch                           : 2020 Dec 03
            Reference                       : MPC110080

            Classification(s):              : Nearly isotropic; New (a > 10000 AU)

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 (4.40 + 5 log[∆] + 10.00 log[r]), whereas the red curve is being recalculated every 6 hours based on the available COBS/MPC observations (currently 5.77 + 5 log[∆] + 7.37 log[r]).