Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)
Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations. More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.
Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) Rise and Set Times
Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) is circumpolar from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] and transits at 05:13 UTC (altitude: 87.1°)
Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) and the planets along their orbits in this diagram accurately represents the current configuration of the objects in the Solar System. This is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. Please provide us feedback!
Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2016 Sep 23||15.39||05h 56m 26s||+53° 39’ 16”||Auriga|
|2016 Sep 24||15.39||05h 55m 44s||+53° 45’ 56”||Auriga|
|2016 Sep 25||15.40||05h 54m 57s||+53° 52’ 33”||Auriga|
|2016 Sep 26||15.40||05h 54m 11s||+53° 59’ 12”||Auriga|
|2016 Sep 27||15.41||05h 53m 21s||+54° 05’ 49”||Auriga|
|2016 Sep 28||15.41||05h 52m 28s||+54° 12’ 25”||Auriga|
|2016 Sep 29||15.42||05h 51m 36s||+54° 19’ 00”||Auriga|
|2016 Sep 30||15.42||05h 50m 39s||+54° 25’ 32”||Auriga|
|2016 Oct 01||15.43||05h 49m 41s||+54° 32’ 03”||Auriga|
|2016 Oct 02||15.43||05h 48m 42s||+54° 38’ 32”||Auriga|
|2016 Oct 03||15.44||05h 47m 40s||+54° 44’ 58”||Auriga|
|2016 Oct 04||15.45||05h 46m 36s||+54° 51’ 21”||Auriga|
|2016 Oct 05||15.45||05h 45m 29s||+54° 57’ 42”||Auriga|
|2016 Oct 06||15.46||05h 44m 21s||+55° 03’ 57”||Auriga|
Distance of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval. The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA), according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.
Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) at epoch 11 August 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457246.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.82296624 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2015-Nov-15 17:19:10
|Argument of perihelion||peri||340.359595301°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||186.144191148°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2016-Jan-17|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.72472475 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2030-Jan-01, with a sampling interval of 1 day.