C/2020 H6 (ATLAS)
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase PA
Today31 May 202018.66.022 AU5.487 AU11h47m-41°54'117.5°8.6°96°
Nearest approach30 Apr 202116.84.845 AU3.845 AU13h59m-12°23'172.2°1.6°109°
Perihelion1 Oct 202117.54.689 AU5.537 AU14h23m+03°44'29.3°6.0°77°
C/2020 H6 (ATLAS)- 2020-05-31

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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 H6 (ATLAS), as provided by the minor planet center, are:

            e (eccentricity)                : 1.0000000
            q (perihelion distance)         : 4.6890842
            i (inclination)                 : 79.83077
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 213.80530
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 20.53028
            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 217.58808
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : 20.19358
            T (Time of perihelion passage)  : 2459488.79404
            P (Orbital period in years)     : > 9999.99 
            Epoch                           : 2020 May 03

            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 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. (7.07 + 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.