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Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)

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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) in Auriga on July, 25 2016
High Precision Live Sky Chart
05h 55m 59s
+48° 17’ 30”
14.83
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) Rise and Set Times

Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) is circumpolar from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] and transits at 09:41 UTC (altitude: 86.8°)

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!

Orbit Diagram of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)
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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.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2016 Jul 18 14.75 05h 52m 08s +47° 54’ 24” Auriga
2016 Jul 19 14.76 05h 52m 41s +47° 57’ 30” Auriga
2016 Jul 20 14.77 05h 53m 17s +48° 00’ 41” Auriga
2016 Jul 21 14.78 05h 53m 49s +48° 03’ 55” Auriga
2016 Jul 22 14.80 05h 54m 23s +48° 07’ 13” Auriga
2016 Jul 23 14.81 05h 54m 56s +48° 10’ 35” Auriga
2016 Jul 24 14.82 05h 55m 27s +48° 14’ 00” Auriga
2016 Jul 25 14.83 05h 55m 59s +48° 17’ 30” Auriga
2016 Jul 26 14.84 05h 56m 29s +48° 21’ 03” Auriga
2016 Jul 27 14.85 05h 56m 58s +48° 24’ 41” Auriga
2016 Jul 28 14.86 05h 57m 28s +48° 28’ 22” Auriga
2016 Jul 29 14.87 05h 57m 56s +48° 32’ 07” Auriga
2016 Jul 30 14.88 05h 58m 24s +48° 35’ 57” Auriga
2016 Jul 31 14.89 05h 58m 51s +48° 39’ 50” 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.

Distance of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) from Earth between January 2013 and January 2030

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.

Predicted magnitude of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) between January 2013 and January 2030

Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) at epoch 07 August 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457242.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 1.00030635
Orbit inclination i 148.87833228°
Perihelion distance q 0.82296728 AU
123,114,153 km
Aphelion distance Q n.a.
Semi-major axis a n.a.
Orbital period period n.a.
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2015-Nov-15 17:19:05
2,457,342.2216 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 340.359474308°
Longitude of the ascending node node 186.144167438°
Mean anomaly M -0.000705901574507°
Mean motion n 0.00000708°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2016-Jan-17
Distance of closest approach* 0.72472475 AU
108,417,280 km

* 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.