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 03:00 UTC (altitude: 84.8°)
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!
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 Oct 18||15.52||05h 27m 56s||+56° 12’ 00”||Camelopardalis|
|2016 Oct 19||15.53||05h 26m 21s||+56° 16’ 51”||Camelopardalis|
|2016 Oct 20||15.54||05h 24m 42s||+56° 21’ 34”||Camelopardalis|
|2016 Oct 21||15.54||05h 23m 03s||+56° 26’ 08”||Camelopardalis|
|2016 Oct 22||15.55||05h 21m 20s||+56° 30’ 32”||Camelopardalis|
|2016 Oct 23||15.55||05h 19m 37s||+56° 34’ 45”||Camelopardalis|
|2016 Oct 24||15.56||05h 17m 52s||+56° 38’ 47”||Camelopardalis|
|2016 Oct 25||15.57||05h 16m 05s||+56° 42’ 37”||Camelopardalis|
|2016 Oct 26||15.57||05h 14m 16s||+56° 46’ 15”||Camelopardalis|
|2016 Oct 27||15.58||05h 12m 24s||+56° 49’ 41”||Camelopardalis|
|2016 Oct 28||15.59||05h 10m 32s||+56° 52’ 54”||Camelopardalis|
|2016 Oct 29||15.59||05h 08m 38s||+56° 55’ 55”||Camelopardalis|
|2016 Oct 30||15.60||05h 06m 42s||+56° 58’ 42”||Camelopardalis|
|2016 Oct 31||15.61||05h 04m 44s||+57° 01’ 15”||Camelopardalis|
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.