C/2014 Q3 (Borisov)
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase PA
Nearest approach2 Nov 201410.81.660 AU1.169 AU10h19m+80°22'100.0°36.1°300°
Perihelion16 Nov 201410.81.650 AU1.232 AU17h00m+75°27'95.3°36.6°22°
Today2 Jun 202063.914.941 AU13.971 AU15h47m-35°17'162.3°1.2°46°
C/2014 Q3 (Borisov)- 2020-06-02

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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/2014 Q3 (Borisov), as provided by the minor planet center, are:

            e (eccentricity)                : 0.9406440
            q (perihelion distance)         : 1.6497050
            i (inclination)                 : 89.88710
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 63.14140
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 47.31710
            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 63.26382
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : 47.31698
            T (Time of perihelion passage)  : 2456978.03440
            P (Orbital period in years)     : 146.53
            Epoch                           : 2019 Dec 11

            Family/Group:                   : Nearly isotropic
            Tisserand (Jupiter)             : 0.190

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. (-.50 + 5 log[∆] + 50.00 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.