C/2015 XY1 Lemmon
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Comet C/2015 XY1 was discovered on 4 December 2015 with Mount Lemmon survey, that is about 2.4 yr before its perihelion passage, and was observed until 1 January 2020.

Comet had its closest approach to the Earth on 27 December 2017 (6.984 au); about 4 months before its perihelion passage.

Solutions given here are based on data spanning over 4.88 yr in a range of heliocentric distances from 9.52 au     7.928 au (perihelion) – 9.62 au.

This Oort spike comet suffers slight planetary perturbations during its passage through the planetary system; however, these perturbations can lead to escape the comet from the planetary zone on a marginally hyperbolic orbit (see future barycentric orbit for solution ra).

See also Królikowska and Dones 2023.
solution description
number of observations 738
data interval 2015 12 04 – 2020 01 01
data type perihelion within the observation arc (FULL)
data arc selection entire data set (STD)
range of heliocentric distances 9.52 au – 7.93 au (perihelion) – 9.62 au
detectability of NG effects in the comet's motion NG effects not determinable
type of model of motion GR - gravitational orbit
data weighting YES
number of residuals 1439
RMS [arcseconds] 0.51
orbit quality class 1a+
orbital elements (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
Epoch 2018 05 02
perihelion date 2018 04 29.91332120 ± 0.00085497
perihelion distance [au] 7.92797484 ± 0.00000531
eccentricity 1.00413848 ± 0.00000458
argument of perihelion [°] 196.351642 ± 0.000049
ascending node [°] 281.616519 ± 0.000010
inclination [°] 148.84784 ± 0.00001
reciprocal semi-major axis [10-6 au-1] -522.01 ± 0.58
Upper panel: Time distribution of positional observations with corresponding heliocentric (red curve) and geocentric (green curve) distance at which they were taken. The horizontal dotted line shows the perihelion distance for a given comet whereas vertical dotted line — the moment of perihelion passage.
Middle panel(s): O-C diagram for a given solution (sometimes in comparison to another solution available in CODE), where residuals in right ascension are shown using magenta dots and in declination by blue open circles.
Lowest panel: Relative weights for a given data set(s).