Comet 2P/Encke

Lightcurve of 2P/Encke
The orbital elements of 2P/Encke (source: MPC Ephemeris Service)
q (perihelion distance) 0.339492
a (semi-major axes) 2.218423
e (eccentricity) 0.846967
ω (argument of perihelion) 187.2847
Ω (Longitude of ascending node) 334.0155
i (inclination) 11.3385
P (Orbital period in years) 3.3043
T (time of perihelion passage) 2023-10-22 12:42:37
JD2460240.0304
Epoch 2024 Jul 14
Reference MPEC 2024-N80
Magnitude parameteres (source: COBS last year)
Absolute magnitude 11.6
Slope parameter 4.1
Ephemeris of 2P/Encke for location Crni Vrh Observatory
Designation MPC Name Date
UTC
RA Dec Delta r El Ph Mag MPC
Mag
Motion
"/min
Motion
PA
Obj
azi
Obj
alt
Sun
alt
Moon
phase
Moon
dist
Moon
alt

Footnotes:

The site uses Minor Planet Ephemeris Service to generate perturbed ephemerides for comets.
Comet magnitudes are calculated based on derived magnitude parameters from the latest available observations in the COBS database.

Terminology:

RA right ascension in hours
Dec declination in degrees
Delta distance between comet and Earth (AU)
r distance between comet and Sun (AU)
El elongation - the angle between the Sun and comet
Ph percent of surface illuminated
Mag magnitude - brightness estimate