ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase PA
Nearest approach28 Dec 20199.82.322 AU1.518 AU03h35m+54°38'135.2°17.3°117°
Perihelion4 May 20208.71.614 AU1.693 AU06h59m+76°20'68.0°35.4°67°
Today27 Sep 202218.78.731 AU8.834 AU17h14m-56°59'80.8°6.5°102°
C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS)- 2022-09-27

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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/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) are:

            e (Eccentricity)                : 0.9990300
            q (Perihelion distance)         : 1.6143670
            i (Inclination)                 : 57.25400
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 64.40180
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 92.94520
            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : -20.16490
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : 57.13651
            T (Time of perihelion passage)  : 2458974.29630