C/2020 H3 (Wierzchos)
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase PA
Perihelion5 Jun 202018.22.300 AU1.653 AU20h06m+19°31'117.2°23.1°230°
Nearest approach21 Jun 202018.22.307 AU1.614 AU19h50m+29°26'120.9°22.2°210°
Today25 Sep 202328.910.645 AU10.475 AU05h29m+45°39'97.0°5.4°264°
C/2020 H3 (Wierzchos)- 2023-09-25

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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/2020 H3 (Wierzchos) are:

            e (Eccentricity)                : 1.0000000
            q (Perihelion distance)         : 2.3002880
            i (Inclination)                 : 62.52920
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 270.62270
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 30.44560
            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 285.79286
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : 26.71708
            T (Time of perihelion passage)  : 2459006.21610

            Epoch                           : 
            Reference                       : MPEC 2020-HM1

            Classification(s):              : Nearly isotropic; New (a > 10000 AU)

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. (13.50 + 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.