Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS)
Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) 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/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) Rise and Set Times
Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) 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/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2016 Jun 20||18.05||20h 17m 27s||-73° 21’ 19”||Pavo|
|2016 Jun 21||18.06||20h 15m 12s||-73° 26’ 34”||Pavo|
|2016 Jun 22||18.07||20h 12m 56s||-73° 31’ 33”||Pavo|
|2016 Jun 23||18.08||20h 10m 36s||-73° 36’ 19”||Pavo|
|2016 Jun 24||18.09||20h 08m 14s||-73° 40’ 49”||Pavo|
|2016 Jun 25||18.10||20h 05m 52s||-73° 45’ 03”||Pavo|
|2016 Jun 26||18.11||20h 03m 25s||-73° 49’ 02”||Pavo|
|2016 Jun 27||18.12||20h 00m 57s||-73° 52’ 45”||Pavo|
|2016 Jun 28||18.13||19h 58m 28s||-73° 56’ 12”||Pavo|
|2016 Jun 29||18.14||19h 55m 59s||-73° 59’ 23”||Pavo|
|2016 Jun 30||18.15||19h 53m 26s||-74° 02’ 17”||Pavo|
|2016 Jul 01||18.16||19h 50m 53s||-74° 04’ 55”||Pavo|
|2016 Jul 02||18.17||19h 48m 19s||-74° 07’ 15”||Pavo|
|2016 Jul 03||18.18||19h 45m 43s||-74° 09’ 20”||Pavo|
Distance of Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) 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/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS)
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS), 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/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) at epoch 17 February 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457071.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.31457138 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2015-Jul-06 12:15:56
|Next perihelion transit||9647-Apr-06 12:16
|Argument of perihelion||peri||120.050181392°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||8.76254119329°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2015-Jul-20|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.18332032 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.