P/2019 A6 (Lemmon-PANSTARRS)
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase PA
Perihelion29 Aug 201820.81.938 AU2.393 AU07h08m+32°50'51.8°24.2°285°
Nearest approach8 Jan 201920.52.321 AU1.486 AU08h59m-10°18'139.1°16.1°323°
Today21 Apr 201922.72.908 AU2.586 AU08h19m-12°51'98.4°20.0°100°
P/2019 A6 (Lemmon-PANSTARRS) - 2019-04-21
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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 P/2019 A6 (Lemmon-PANSTARRS), as provided by the minor planet center, are:

            e (eccentricity)                : 0.6392400
            q (perihelion distance)         : 1.93802
            i (inclination)                 : 33.22220
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 280.26620
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 156.28810
            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 260.09146
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : 12.72820
            T (Time of perihelion passage)  : 2458359.79770
            P (Orbital period in years)     : 12.45

            Family/Group:                   : Jupiter family
        

The lightcurve 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 lightcurve is based on the absolute magnitide and slope parameter as provided the minor planet center (16.00 + 5 log[∆] + 10.00 log[r]).


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