414P/STEREO
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase PA
Perihelion25 Jan 202114.00.526 AU0.535 AU22h01m-24°21'21.8°136.1°100°
Nearest approach2 Feb 202114.00.556 AU0.500 AU21h33m-38°01'22.3°137.8°162°
Today26 Feb 202117.10.826 AU0.610 AU19h39m-52°17'56.3°85.8°236°
414P/STEREO- 2021-02-26
astro.vanbuitenen.nl


 
-1 month
-1 week
-1 day
Now
+1 day
+1 week
+1 month

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 414P/STEREO, as provided by the minor planet center, are:

            e (eccentricity)                : 0.8116840
            q (perihelion distance)         : 0.5263770
            i (inclination)                 : 23.38380
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 257.78990
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 210.73290
            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 286.41131
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : -11.70218
            T (Time of perihelion passage)  : 2459239.88510
            P (Orbital period in years)     : 4.67

            Epoch                           : 2021 Feb 25
            Reference                       : MPEC 2021-BE3

            Classification(s):              : Ecliptic; Jupiter family
            Tisserand (Jupiter)             : 2.647
        

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. (19.00 + 5 log[∆] + 10.00 log[r]). The additional green curve shows the effect of forward scattering, occurring when the comet is between the earth and the sun, for a gas-to-dust light ratio δ90 of 0.30. (See Marcus 2007)


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.