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Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)

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C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) in Auriga on May,31 2016
Sky map showing C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) in Auriga on May, 31 2016
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Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) Orbit Diagram (beta)

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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 visualize an interactive sky map showing where Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) will be located at the chosen date. Real time current position of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) is also available.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2016 May 24 13.79 05h 09m 46s +46° 39’ 23” Auriga
2016 May 25 13.81 05h 10m 39s +46° 38’ 56” Auriga
2016 May 26 13.84 05h 11m 31s +46° 38’ 34” Auriga
2016 May 27 13.86 05h 12m 24s +46° 38’ 16” Auriga
2016 May 28 13.88 05h 13m 18s +46° 38’ 03” Auriga
2016 May 29 13.91 05h 14m 09s +46° 37’ 54” Auriga
2016 May 30 13.93 05h 15m 02s +46° 37’ 50” Auriga
2016 May 31 13.95 05h 15m 53s +46° 37’ 50” Auriga
2016 Jun 01 13.97 05h 16m 46s +46° 37’ 54” Auriga
2016 Jun 02 13.99 05h 17m 38s +46° 38’ 03” Auriga
2016 Jun 03 14.01 05h 18m 29s +46° 38’ 17” Auriga
2016 Jun 04 14.03 05h 19m 22s +46° 38’ 35” Auriga
2016 Jun 05 14.05 05h 20m 12s +46° 38’ 56” Auriga
2016 Jun 06 14.08 05h 21m 03s +46° 39’ 21” 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 sampled with a 2 days interval, so please keep in mind that there might be inaccuracies around the time of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. Real time current distance of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) from Earth is also available.

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.

The magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval, so there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. Also, for comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of the their highly dynamic and unpredictable behaviour. To get precise information about the current magnitude of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA), updated in real time, please go to the Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) live tracker page.

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

Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) at epoch 28 July 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457232.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 1.00030909
Orbit inclination i 148.87832061°
Perihelion distance q 0.82297007 AU
123,114,570 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 17:18:50
2,457,342.2214 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 340.359148706°
Longitude of the ascending node node 186.144098734°
Mean anomaly M -0.000787134182846°
Mean motion n 0.00000717°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2016-Jan-17
Distance of closest approach* 0.72472427 AU
108,417,208 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.