A/2019 U5
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase PA
Today5 Apr 202020.39.359 AU9.518 AU19h40m+42°16'77.8°6.0°273°
Nearest approach24 Mar 202315.13.622 AU2.625 AU12h07m-01°22'178.7°0.4°89°
Perihelion30 Mar 202315.33.621 AU2.634 AU11h54m-01°36'169.9°2.8°102°
A/2019 U5- 2020-04-05

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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 U5, as provided by the minor planet center, are:

            e (eccentricity)                : 1.0003440
            q (perihelion distance)         : 3.6211280
            i (inclination)                 : 113.52760
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 2.70260
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 181.62020
            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 2.05569
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : -1.48548
            T (Time of perihelion passage)  : 2460033.99580
            P (Orbital period in years)     : > 9999.99 
            Epoch                           : 2020 Apr 04

            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 (10.00 + 5 log[∆] + 5.00 log[r]), whereas the red curve indicates the expected lightcurve for an asteroid (H=10.10; G=.15).