Comet 106P/Schuster is currently in the constellation of Coma. The current Right Ascension of Comet 106P/Schuster is 11h 59m 17s and the Declination is +14° 47’ 44” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 106P/Schuster is 27.42 (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]:
- 106P/Schuster is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the West-North-West direction at an altitude of 1° 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.
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.
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 697,290,886 kilometers, equivalent to 4.661102 Astronomical Units. Light takes 38 minutes and 45.9120 seconds to travel from Comet 106P/Schuster and arrive to us.
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.
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 0.530747 Astronomical Units, or 79,398,637 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 106P/Schuster brightness
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.
Comet 106P/Schuster rise and set times
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 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.54069625 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2014-Jul-20 11:06:32
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Oct-27 15:06
|Argument of perihelion||peri||355.9826443985°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||50.322397394734°|
Visualization of Comet 106P/Schuster Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 106P/Schuster with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 106P/Schuster 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 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.
|2022 Sep 24||11h 50m 48s||+15° 43’ 36”||27.30||Leo|
|2022 Sep 25||11h 51m 54s||+15° 36’ 15”||27.31||Leo|
|2022 Sep 26||11h 52m 59s||+15° 28’ 56”||27.33||Leo|
|2022 Sep 27||11h 54m 06s||+15° 21’ 42”||27.34||Leo|
|2022 Sep 28||11h 55m 11s||+15° 14’ 29”||27.36||Leo|
|2022 Sep 29||11h 56m 17s||+15° 07’ 19”||27.37||Leo|
|2022 Sep 30||11h 57m 23s||+15° 00’ 12”||27.39||Leo|
|2022 Oct 01||11h 58m 27s||+14° 53’ 09”||27.40||Coma|
|2022 Oct 02||11h 59m 32s||+14° 46’ 09”||27.42||Coma|
|2022 Oct 03||12h 00m 37s||+14° 39’ 11”||27.43||Coma|
|2022 Oct 04||12h 01m 41s||+14° 32’ 17”||27.45||Coma|
|2022 Oct 05||12h 02m 45s||+14° 25’ 27”||27.46||Coma|
|2022 Oct 06||12h 03m 50s||+14° 18’ 38”||27.48||Coma|
|2022 Oct 07||12h 04m 53s||+14° 11’ 53”||27.49||Coma|