C/2019 Y1 (ATLAS)
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase PA
Perihelion15 Mar 20208.10.838 AU1.475 AU00h04m+30°32'32.9°40.2°10°
Nearest approach2 May 20209.81.208 AU1.106 AU05h48m+82°42'69.5°51.4°49°
Today29 Feb 202429.913.193 AU12.790 AU14h04m-42°58'111.9°4.0°305°
C/2019 Y1 (ATLAS)- 2024-02-29

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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 Y1 (ATLAS) are:

            e (Eccentricity)                : 0.9963515
            q (Perihelion distance)         : 0.8378025
            i (Inclination)                 : 73.35343
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 31.36531
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 57.49437
            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 55.57237
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : 53.90044
            T (Time of perihelion passage)  : 2458924.05444
            P (Orbital period in years)     : 3479.69

            Epoch                           : 2020 Dec 17
            Reference                       : MPEC 2020-SI8

            Classification(s):              : Nearly isotropic; Returning (a < 10000 AU); External (P > 200 years)

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 is based on the absolute magnitude and slope parameter as calculated from the original MPEC, or the latest values provided by the MPC (13.70 + 5 log[∆] + 10.00 log[r]), whereas the red curve is being recalculated every 6 hours based on the available COBS/MPC observations (currently 8.38 + 5 log[∆] + 14.30 log[r]).