A/2019 Q2
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase PA
Perihelion22 Jul 201920.31.257 AU1.358 AU03h37m+20°41'62.0°45.5°257°
Nearest approach28 Aug 201917.51.374 AU0.434 AU00h38m-34°33'140.8°27.7°301°
Today2 Jul 202024.04.439 AU3.626 AU15h51m-44°32'138.5°8.7°73°
A/2019 Q2- 2020-07-02

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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 A/2019 Q2, as provided by the minor planet center, are:

            e (eccentricity)                : 0.9782610
            q (perihelion distance)         : 1.2569290
            i (inclination)                 : 159.02180
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 188.03100
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 176.30080
            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 191.48562
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : 1.32356
            T (Time of perihelion passage)  : 2458686.86680
            P (Orbital period in years)     : 439.65
            Epoch                           : 2020 Jul 01

            Family/Group:                   : Nearly isotropic

The light curve 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 gray curve indicates the expected brightness if this object is a comet (18.00 + 5 log[∆] + 5.00 log[r]), whereas the red curve indicates the expected lightcurve for an asteroid (H=17.40; G=.15).

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