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 11:10 UTC (altitude: 85.6°)
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 Jun 21||14.36||05h 33m 20s||+46° 53’ 39”||Auriga|
|2016 Jun 22||14.37||05h 34m 08s||+46° 55’ 05”||Auriga|
|2016 Jun 23||14.39||05h 34m 54s||+46° 56’ 36”||Auriga|
|2016 Jun 24||14.41||05h 35m 40s||+46° 58’ 11”||Auriga|
|2016 Jun 25||14.42||05h 36m 26s||+46° 59’ 49”||Auriga|
|2016 Jun 26||14.44||05h 37m 12s||+47° 01’ 32”||Auriga|
|2016 Jun 27||14.45||05h 37m 58s||+47° 03’ 16”||Auriga|
|2016 Jun 28||14.47||05h 38m 41s||+47° 05’ 07”||Auriga|
|2016 Jun 29||14.49||05h 39m 26s||+47° 06’ 59”||Auriga|
|2016 Jun 30||14.50||05h 40m 10s||+47° 08’ 56”||Auriga|
|2016 Jul 01||14.52||05h 40m 54s||+47° 10’ 55”||Auriga|
|2016 Jul 02||14.53||05h 41m 38s||+47° 13’ 00”||Auriga|
|2016 Jul 03||14.55||05h 42m 20s||+47° 15’ 07”||Auriga|
|2016 Jul 04||14.56||05h 43m 03s||+47° 17’ 18”||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 06 August 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457241.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.82296737 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2015-Nov-15 17:19:04
|Argument of perihelion||peri||340.35945527°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||186.144159439°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2016-Jan-17|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.72472463 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.