C/2020 S8 (Lemmon)
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase PA
Perihelion10 Apr 202115.72.363 AU1.471 AU15h02m+15°03'145.1°14.0°230°
Nearest approach23 Apr 202115.72.367 AU1.418 AU14h10m+12°34'154.9°10.4°185°
Today22 May 202221.44.778 AU4.809 AU07h42m-43°28'82.2°12.1°128°
C/2020 S8 (Lemmon)- 2022-05-22
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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 S8 (Lemmon) are:

            e (eccentricity)                : 0.9913760
            q (perihelion distance)         : 2.3634560
            i (inclination)                 : 108.52600
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 24.05960
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 160.32400
            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 30.54149
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : 18.61775
            T (Time of perihelion passage)  : 2459315.40770

            Epoch                           : 2022 May 22
            Reference                       : MPEC 2021-P47

            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 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 (12.50 + 5 log[∆] + 10.00 log[r]), whereas the red curve is being recalculated every 6 hours based on the available COBS/MPC observations (currently 11.17 + 5 log[∆] + 10.00 log[r]).