57P/du Toit-Neujmin-Delporte
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase PA
Nearest approach7 Jun 202112.52.084 AU1.128 AU15h12m-13°31'153.0°12.8°114°
Perihelion16 Oct 202111.81.718 AU1.822 AU18h05m-20°59'68.0°32.5°88°
Today16 Apr 202423.74.987 AU5.228 AU06h32m+20°32'70.7°10.9°94°
57P/du Toit-Neujmin-Delporte- 2024-04-16

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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 57P/du Toit-Neujmin-Delporte are:

            e (Eccentricity)                : 0.5007780
            q (Perihelion distance)         : 1.7184540
            i (Inclination)                 : 2.85240
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 188.77390
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 115.08890
            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 123.89009
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : 2.58309
            T (Time of perihelion passage)  : 2459504.30420
            P (Orbital period in years)     : 6.39

            Epoch                           : 2024 Apr 16
            Reference                       : MPEC 2024-DC6

            Classification(s):              : Ecliptic; Jupiter family
            Tisserand (Jupiter)             : 2.918

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 is based on the absolute magnitude and slope parameter as calculated from the original MPEC, or the latest values provided by the MPC (12.50 + 5 log[∆] + 15.00 log[r]), whereas the red curve is being recalculated every 6 hours based on the available COBS/MPC observations (currently 5.64 + 5 log[∆] + 20.76 log[r]).