Comet 104P/Kowal 2
Comet 104P/Kowal 2 Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 104P/Kowal 2 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 104P/Kowal 2 Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 104P/Kowal 2 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 104P/Kowal 2 Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 104P/Kowal 2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 104P/Kowal 2 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 104P/Kowal 2 Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 104P/Kowal 2 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 104P/Kowal 2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2017 Nov 17||24.12||15h 15m 06s||-18° 46’ 23”||Libra|
|2017 Nov 18||24.13||15h 16m 04s||-18° 49’ 28”||Libra|
|2017 Nov 19||24.13||15h 17m 00s||-18° 52’ 32”||Libra|
|2017 Nov 20||24.14||15h 17m 57s||-18° 55’ 36”||Libra|
|2017 Nov 21||24.14||15h 18m 55s||-18° 58’ 36”||Libra|
|2017 Nov 22||24.15||15h 19m 51s||-19° 01’ 36”||Libra|
|2017 Nov 23||24.15||15h 20m 48s||-19° 04’ 36”||Libra|
|2017 Nov 24||24.16||15h 21m 46s||-19° 07’ 32”||Libra|
|2017 Nov 25||24.16||15h 22m 41s||-19° 10’ 28”||Libra|
|2017 Nov 26||24.17||15h 23m 39s||-19° 13’ 23”||Libra|
|2017 Nov 27||24.17||15h 24m 34s||-19° 16’ 15”||Libra|
|2017 Nov 28||24.18||15h 25m 32s||-19° 19’ 06”||Libra|
|2017 Nov 29||24.18||15h 26m 27s||-19° 21’ 56”||Libra|
|2017 Nov 30||24.19||15h 27m 24s||-19° 24’ 45”||Libra|
Distance of Comet 104P/Kowal 2 from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 104P/Kowal 2 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 104P/Kowal 2 is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 104P/Kowal 2
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 104P/Kowal 2, 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 104P/Kowal 2 Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 104P/Kowal 2 at epoch 30 July 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.17912244 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Mar-28 03:38:15
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Feb-18 07:55
|Argument of perihelion||peri||200.67394770051°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||235.42076373542°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2061-Jan-02|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.08765315 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.