ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase PA
Perihelion3 Nov 202116.12.006 AU2.080 AU10h04m+11°59'71.8°28.0°290°
Nearest approach26 Feb 202215.92.207 AU1.244 AU11h46m+10°43'162.2°7.9°266°
Today24 Apr 202426.44.997 AU4.628 AU19h19m-19°30'105.8°11.2°261°
70P/Kojima- 2024-04-24

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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 70P/Kojima are:

            e (Eccentricity)                : 0.4543690
            q (Perihelion distance)         : 2.0059100
            i (Inclination)                 : 6.60040
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 119.23960
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 1.77550
            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 121.00334
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : 0.20405
            T (Time of perihelion passage)  : 2459521.86130
            P (Orbital period in years)     : 7.05

            Epoch                           : 2024 Apr 23
            Reference                       : MPEC 2023-VM5

            Classification(s):              : Ecliptic; Jupiter family
            Tisserand (Jupiter)             : 2.903

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 (11.00 + 5 log[∆] + 15.00 log[r]), whereas the red curve is being recalculated every 6 hours based on the available COBS/MPC observations (currently 7.97 + 5 log[∆] + 21.55 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.