Comet 2P/Encke

Lightcurve of 2P/Encke
The orbital elements of 2P/Encke (source: http://astro.vanbuitenen.nl/)
q (perihelion distance) 0.339578
a (semi-major axes) 2.218609
e (eccentricity) 0.846941
ω (argument of perihelion) 187.2874
Ω (Longitude of ascending node) 334.0178
i (inclination) 11.3371
P (Orbital period in years) 3.3047
T (time of perihelion passage) 2023-10-22 12:39:10
JD2460240.0280
Epoch 2024 Mar 01
Reference MPEC 2024-DC6
Magnitude parameteres (source: COBS last year)
Absolute magnitude 11.6
Slope parameter 4.1
Ephemeris of 2P/Encke for location Crni Vrh Observatory
Date J(2000) Comet Sky Motion Object Moon
UTC RA Dec Delta r Elong Phase Mag "/min PA Azi Alt Phase Dist.

Terminology:

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