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Comet 106P/Schuster

Comet 106P/Schuster is currently in the constellation of Lynx. The current Right Ascension of Comet 106P/Schuster is 09h 15m 09s and the Declination is +40° 52’ 31” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 106P/Schuster is 17.09 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Comet 106P/Schuster [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

09h 15m 09s
+40° 52’ 31”
  • 106P/Schuster is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the North-East direction at an altitude of 18° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 106P/Schuster is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 106P/Schuster rise and set times.
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Comet 106P/Schuster Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Comet 106P/Schuster finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.

Map showing Comet 106P/Schuster in Lynx on November, 27 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Comet 106P/Schuster in Lynx on November, 27 2021
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 106P/Schuster is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

RA: 09h 15m 09s
Dec: +40° 52’ 31”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 106P/Schuster
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Comet 106P/Schuster?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 106P/Schuster in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Comet 106P/Schuster Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet 106P/Schuster from Earth is currently 181,290,391 kilometers, equivalent to 1.211851 Astronomical Units. Light takes 10 minutes and 4.7197 seconds to travel from Comet 106P/Schuster and arrive to us.

10 minutes and 4.7197 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 106P/Schuster from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.

Distance of Comet 106P/Schuster from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 106P/Schuster from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet 106P/Schuster to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 106P/Schuster to Earth happens on Mon Nov 7 2050 at a distance of 0.530746 Astronomical Units, or 79,398,465 kilometers:

Mon Nov 7 2050

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Comet 106P/Schuster brightness

The current visual magnitude of Comet 106P/Schuster is 17.09.


The observed magnitude and coma diameter values are derived from the Comet Observers Database by averaging the values reported in recent observations (more recent than 4 days), when available. The Estimated Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of comets. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Estimated Magnitude as a directional indication. We acknowledge with thanks the comet observations from the COBS Comet Observation Database contributed by observers worldwide and used in this table to report recent comet observations.

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 106P/Schuster, 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.

Predicted magnitude of Comet 106P/Schuster between January 2013 and December 2100

Comet 106P/Schuster rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Comet 106P/Schuster is circumpolar and transits at 04:49 UTC (altitude: 79.4°)

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 106P/Schuster touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Comet 106P/Schuster 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 106P/Schuster computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 106P/Schuster in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Nov 20 09h 06m 12s +39° 06’ 11” 16.92 Lynx
2021 Nov 21 09h 07m 29s +39° 19’ 14” 16.94 Lynx
2021 Nov 22 09h 08m 44s +39° 32’ 27” 16.96 Lynx
2021 Nov 23 09h 09m 56s +39° 45’ 47” 16.98 Lynx
2021 Nov 24 09h 11m 06s +39° 59’ 16” 17.00 Lynx
2021 Nov 25 09h 12m 12s +40° 12’ 50” 17.02 Lynx
2021 Nov 26 09h 13m 15s +40° 26’ 33” 17.04 Lynx
2021 Nov 27 09h 14m 17s +40° 40’ 22” 17.06 Lynx
2021 Nov 28 09h 15m 15s +40° 54’ 18” 17.09 Lynx
2021 Nov 29 09h 16m 10s +41° 08’ 21” 17.11 Lynx
2021 Nov 30 09h 17m 03s +41° 22’ 31” 17.13 Lynx
2021 Dec 01 09h 17m 53s +41° 36’ 47” 17.15 Lynx
2021 Dec 02 09h 18m 39s +41° 51’ 07” 17.17 Ursa Major
2021 Dec 03 09h 19m 23s +42° 05’ 35” 17.19 Ursa Major