Comet 108P/Ciffreo Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 108P/Ciffreo 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 108P/Ciffreo Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 108P/Ciffreo rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 108P/Ciffreo Orbit Diagram
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 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.
|2018 Jul 13||29.94||14h 44m 51s||-16° 08’ 03”||Libra|
|2018 Jul 14||29.94||14h 44m 44s||-16° 08’ 17”||Libra|
|2018 Jul 15||29.95||14h 44m 39s||-16° 08’ 32”||Libra|
|2018 Jul 16||29.95||14h 44m 34s||-16° 08’ 53”||Libra|
|2018 Jul 17||29.96||14h 44m 29s||-16° 09’ 15”||Libra|
|2018 Jul 18||29.96||14h 44m 26s||-16° 09’ 39”||Libra|
|2018 Jul 19||29.97||14h 44m 22s||-16° 10’ 08”||Libra|
|2018 Jul 20||29.97||14h 44m 20s||-16° 10’ 38”||Libra|
|2018 Jul 21||29.98||14h 44m 18s||-16° 11’ 13”||Libra|
|2018 Jul 22||29.98||14h 44m 17s||-16° 11’ 51”||Libra|
|2018 Jul 23||29.99||14h 44m 17s||-16° 12’ 29”||Libra|
|2018 Jul 24||29.99||14h 44m 17s||-16° 13’ 13”||Libra|
|2018 Jul 25||30.00||14h 44m 18s||-16° 13’ 59”||Libra|
|2018 Jul 26||30.00||14h 44m 21s||-16° 14’ 47”||Libra|
Distance of Comet 108P/Ciffreo from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 108P/Ciffreo 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 108P/Ciffreo is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 108P/Ciffreo
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 Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 108P/Ciffreo at epoch 21 May 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457164.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|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°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2028-Oct-19|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.78588773 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.