Comet 108P/Ciffreo is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension of Comet 108P/Ciffreo is 18h 40m 15s and the Declination is -32° 34’ 33” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 108P/Ciffreo is 23.58 (JPL).
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Comet 108P/Ciffreo Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet 108P/Ciffreo 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 108P/Ciffreo is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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Comet 108P/Ciffreo Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet 108P/Ciffreo from Earth is currently 518,974,130 kilometers, equivalent to 3.469128 Astronomical Units. Light takes 28 minutes and 51.1114 seconds to travel from Comet 108P/Ciffreo and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 108P/Ciffreo 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 108P/Ciffreo from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 108P/Ciffreo to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 108P/Ciffreo to Earth happens on Thu Oct 19 2028 at a distance of 0.785888 Astronomical Units, or 117,567,138 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 108P/Ciffreo 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 108P/Ciffreo, 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 108P/Ciffreo rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 108P/Ciffreo 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 108P/Ciffreo Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.70889425 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2014-Oct-18 11:10:16
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Jan-13 23:47
|Argument of perihelion||peri||358.10765867061°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||53.655214028008°|
Visualization of Comet 108P/Ciffreo Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 108P/Ciffreo with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 108P/Ciffreo 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 108P/Ciffreo 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 108P/Ciffreo computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 108P/Ciffreo in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Oct 21||18h 32m 03s||-32° 52’ 46”||23.67||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 22||18h 33m 05s||-32° 50’ 25”||23.66||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 23||18h 34m 09s||-32° 48’ 02”||23.65||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 24||18h 35m 12s||-32° 45’ 38”||23.64||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 25||18h 36m 18s||-32° 43’ 14”||23.63||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 26||18h 37m 23s||-32° 40’ 46”||23.62||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 27||18h 38m 30s||-32° 38’ 18”||23.60||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 28||18h 39m 38s||-32° 35’ 49”||23.59||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 29||18h 40m 47s||-32° 33’ 20”||23.58||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 30||18h 41m 57s||-32° 30’ 47”||23.57||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 31||18h 43m 08s||-32° 28’ 13”||23.56||Sagittarius|
|2020 Nov 01||18h 44m 18s||-32° 25’ 37”||23.55||Sagittarius|
|2020 Nov 02||18h 45m 30s||-32° 22’ 59”||23.53||Sagittarius|
|2020 Nov 03||18h 46m 44s||-32° 20’ 21”||23.52||Sagittarius|