C/2007 E2 (Lovejoy)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
C/2007 E2 (Lovejoy)
C2007 E2 Lovejoy.jpg
Comet C/2007 E2 (Lovejoy) discovery frame
Discovered by Terry Lovejoy
Discovery date 15 March 2007
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch 2454230.5
(10 May 2007)
Aphelion 2850 AU
Perihelion 1.09294 AU
Semi-major axis 1426 AU
Eccentricity 0.999233
Orbital period ~22972 a (epoch 2050)[1]
Inclination 95.8835°
Last perihelion 27 March 2007
Next perihelion unknown

C/2007 E2 (Lovejoy) is a non-periodic comet discovered by Terry Lovejoy on 15 March 2007. Its perihelion was 27 March 2007, while its closest approach to Earth was 25 April 2007 in Hercules at a distance of 0.44 AU. Maximum apparent magnitude was approximately +8.[2]

The discovery was made using a Canon EOS 350D consumer grade digital camera, and not a CCD survey camera.[3]

Image gallery[edit]


  1. ^ Horizons output. "Barycentric Osculating Orbital Elements for Comet C/2007 E2 (Lovejoy)". Retrieved 16 September 2013.  Solution uses the Solar System barycenter and barycentric coordinates (select Ephemeris Type:Elements and Center:@0)
  2. ^ Yoshida, Seiichi. "C/2007 E2 ( Lovejoy )". Aerith.net. 
  3. ^ Drummond, John. "Comet 2007 E2 (Lovejoy) - Photos and Observations". Possum Observatory. Archived from the original on 29 March 2007. Retrieved 26 March 2007. 

External links[edit]

Media related to C/2007 E2 (Lovejoy) at Wikimedia Commons