Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks

Lightcurve of 12P/Pons-Brooks
The orbital elements of 12P/Pons-Brooks (source:
q (perihelion distance) 0.780848
a (semi-major axes) 17.187559
e (eccentricity) 0.954569
ω (argument of perihelion) 198.9880
Ω (Longitude of ascending node) 255.8563
i (inclination) 74.1912
P (Orbital period in years) 71.2588
T (time of perihelion passage) 2024-04-21 03:06:28
Epoch 2023 Oct 03
Reference MPEC 2023-SQ0
Magnitude parameteres (source: COBS last 30 days)
Absolute magnitude 9.1
Slope parameter 0.9
Ephemeris of 12P/Pons-Brooks 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.


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