P/2019 X1 (Pruyne)
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase PA
Perihelion30 Jul 201919.94.326 AU5.088 AU05h57m+28°46'37.4°8.2°277°
Nearest approach30 Dec 201919.14.380 AU3.412 AU06h52m+33°59'168.6°2.5°200°
Today21 Jan 202019.14.397 AU3.487 AU06h38m+34°21'154.6°5.5°118°
P/2019 X1 (Pruyne)- 2020-01-21
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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 P/2019 X1 (Pruyne), as provided by the minor planet center, are:

            e (eccentricity)                : 0.2966953
            q (perihelion distance)         : 4.3258180
            i (inclination)                 : 10.28791
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 44.00415
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 37.79926
            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 81.35460
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : 6.28419
            T (Time of perihelion passage)  : 2458694.79779
            P (Orbital period in years)     : 15.25
            Epoch                           : 2019 Dec 10

            Family/Group:                   : Jupiter family
            Tisserand (Jupiter)             : 2.889
        

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 light curve is based on the absolute magnitude and slope parameter as calculated from the original MPEC, or the latest values provided by the minor planet center. (10.00 + 5 log[∆] + 10.00 log[r]).


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.