C/2022 F2 (NEOWISE)
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase PA
Perihelion23 Mar 202217.11.585 AU1.320 AU18h42m-47°55'85.1°38.8°263°
Nearest approach15 Apr 202216.91.614 AU1.140 AU20h17m-78°36'97.6°38.0°258°
Today18 May 202217.71.748 AU1.462 AU06h36m-61°00'88.0°35.3°139°
C/2022 F2 (NEOWISE)- 2022-05-18

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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/2022 F2 (NEOWISE) are:

            e (eccentricity)                : 0.9328740
            q (perihelion distance)         : 1.5848480
            i (inclination)                 : 97.28940
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 58.68760
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 200.61470
            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 55.95502
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : -20.44061
            T (Time of perihelion passage)  : 2459661.94230
            P (Orbital period in years)     : 114.72

            Epoch                           : 2022 May 18
            Reference                       : MPEC 2022-J42

            Classification(s):              : Halley type (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 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. (14.50 + 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.