C/2019 J2 (Palomar)
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase PA
Today24 May 201917.51.864 AU2.273 AU00h16m+53°48'53.8°26.0°285°
Nearest approach13 Jul 201916.61.718 AU1.743 AU14h23m+77°22'71.6°34.2°108°
Perihelion20 Jul 201916.61.716 AU1.754 AU14h00m+70°08'70.9°34.0°98°
C/2019 J2 (Palomar) - 2019-05-24

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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/2019 J2 (Palomar), as provided by the minor planet center, are:

            e (eccentricity)                : 0.9630060
            q (perihelion distance)         : 1.71575
            i (inclination)                 : 105.36150
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 25.73060
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 99.25830
            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 84.12489
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : 72.12195
            T (Time of perihelion passage)  : 2458684.76630
            P (Orbital period in years)     : 315.85

            Family/Group:                   : Nearly isotropic

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 (13.00 + 5 log[∆] + 10.00 log[r]).