Comet 2P/Encke

Lightcurve of 2P/Encke
The orbital elements of 2P/Encke (source: http://astro.vanbuitenen.nl/)
q (perihelion distance) 0.339593
a (semi-major axes) 2.218678
e (eccentricity) 0.846939
ω (argument of perihelion) 187.2879
Ω (Longitude of ascending node) 334.0189
i (inclination) 11.3367
P (Orbital period in years) 3.3049
T (time of perihelion passage) 2023-10-22 12:39:10
JD2460240.0280
Epoch 2023 Dec 09
Reference MPEC 2023-X98
Magnitude parameteres (source: COBS last year)
Absolute magnitude 11.5
Slope parameter 4.0
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