C/2019 JU6 (ATLAS)
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase PA
Perihelion31 May 201918.72.047 AU1.537 AU20h29m+26°55'104.9°28.6°235°
Today17 Jun 201918.42.056 AU1.321 AU18h59m+30°40'122.7°24.6°202°
Nearest approach24 Jun 201918.42.066 AU1.295 AU18h10m+30°18'126.3°23.4°180°
C/2019 JU6 (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 JU6 (ATLAS), as provided by the minor planet center, are:

            e (eccentricity)                : 1.0000000
            q (perihelion distance)         : 2.04662
            i (inclination)                 : 148.28723
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 21.65891
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 94.79346
            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 106.02915
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : 31.58902
            T (Time of perihelion passage)  : 2458635.40557
            P (Orbital period in years)     : > 9999.99 

            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 (14.70 + 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.