C/2024 E1 (Wierzchos)
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase PA
Today22 Apr 202420.27.633 AU7.427 AU17h11m+60°20'98.1°7.5°227°
Perihelion20 Jan 20265.20.565 AU1.350 AU20h48m-39°55'21.5°39.7°154°
Nearest approach16 Feb 20266.20.825 AU1.008 AU01h15m-31°27'48.8°64.4°102°
C/2024 E1 (Wierzchos)- 2024-04-22

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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/2024 E1 (Wierzchos) are:

            e (Eccentricity)                : 1.0001300
            q (Perihelion distance)         : 0.5648900
            i (Inclination)                 : 75.23370
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 108.11140
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 243.65370
            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 135.34434
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : -60.05811
            T (Time of perihelion passage)  : 2461061.03020

            Epoch                           : 2024 Apr 21
            Reference                       : MPEC 2024-H50

            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 light curve is based on the absolute magnitude and slope parameter as calculated from an MPEC, or the latest values provided by the minor planet center. (7.00 + 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.