Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks

Lightcurve of 12P/Pons-Brooks
The orbital elements of 12P/Pons-Brooks (source: http://astro.vanbuitenen.nl/)
q (perihelion distance) 0.780773
a (semi-major axes) 17.202569
e (eccentricity) 0.954613
ω (argument of perihelion) 198.9898
Ω (Longitude of ascending node) 255.8560
i (inclination) 74.1914
P (Orbital period in years) 71.3522
T (time of perihelion passage) 2024-04-21 02:57:24
JD2460421.6240
Epoch 2024 Mar 01
Reference MPEC 2024-DC6
Magnitude parameteres (source: COBS last 30 days)
Absolute magnitude 4.6
Slope parameter 4.4
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.

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