C/2020 T5 (Lemmon)
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase PA
Nearest approach14 Jun 202020.82.373 AU1.636 AU16h50m+30°30'125.4°20.4°169°
Perihelion9 Oct 202020.11.889 AU1.887 AU17h05m+44°28'74.8°30.7°64°
Today3 Dec 202020.42.007 AU1.867 AU20h21m+43°39'83.3°29.2°51°
C/2020 T5 (Lemmon)- 2020-12-03

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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 T5 (Lemmon), as provided by the minor planet center, are:

            e (eccentricity)                : 0.9979440
            q (perihelion distance)         : 1.8890140
            i (inclination)                 : 66.60390
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 237.86140
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 90.29380
            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 148.60126
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : 66.60216
            T (Time of perihelion passage)  : 2459132.12420
            P (Orbital period in years)     : > 9999.99 
            Epoch                           : 2020 Dec 02

            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. (16.00 + 5 log[∆] + 10.00 log[r]).