C/2019 J3 (ATLAS)
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase PA
Today17 Jun 201918.02.420 AU1.412 AU18h20m-24°07'170.8°3.9°273°
Nearest approach23 Jun 201917.92.407 AU1.393 AU17h49m-21°03'175.0°2.1°119°
Perihelion1 Aug 201918.52.373 AU1.878 AU15h46m-04°21'106.3°24.2°108°
C/2019 J3 (ATLAS) - 2019-06-17

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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 J3 (ATLAS), as provided by the minor planet center, are:

            e (eccentricity)                : 0.9059145
            q (perihelion distance)         : 2.37260
            i (inclination)                 : 130.85663
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 270.53804
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 15.87022
            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 260.00269
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : 11.93668
            T (Time of perihelion passage)  : 2458696.61846
            P (Orbital period in years)     : 126.63

            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 (13.40 + 5 log[∆] + 10.00 log[r]).