A/2022 T1
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase PA
Today28 Nov 202219.05.242 AU4.893 AU08h58m-06°58'105.4°10.5°294°
Perihelion17 Feb 202417.23.444 AU3.011 AU14h07m-28°40'107.8°15.9°295°
Nearest approach23 Apr 202416.43.498 AU2.508 AU14h08m-24°54'167.8°3.5°357°
A/2022 T1- 2022-11-28

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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 A/2022 T1 are:

            e (Eccentricity)                : 0.9999430
            q (Perihelion distance)         : 3.4437650
            i (Inclination)                 : 22.54420
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 236.93340
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 324.33120
            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 203.39300
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : -12.91809
            T (Time of perihelion passage)  : 2460358.04000

            Epoch                           : 2022 Nov 27
            Reference                       : MPEC 2022-WG0

            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 indicates the expected brightness if this object is a comet (12.00 + 5 log[∆] + 5.00 log[r]), whereas the red curve indicates the expected lightcurve for an asteroid (H=11.30; G=.15).

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.