Comet 10P/Tempel 2
Comet 10P/Tempel 2 Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 10P/Tempel 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 10P/Tempel 2 Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 10P/Tempel 2 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 10P/Tempel 2 Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 10P/Tempel 2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 10P/Tempel 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 10P/Tempel 2 Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 10P/Tempel 2 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 10P/Tempel 2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2018 Jan 15||21.92||08h 19m 53s||+20° 23’ 35”||Cancer|
|2018 Jan 16||21.92||08h 19m 06s||+20° 27’ 15”||Cancer|
|2018 Jan 17||21.92||08h 18m 20s||+20° 30’ 56”||Cancer|
|2018 Jan 18||21.93||08h 17m 34s||+20° 34’ 36”||Cancer|
|2018 Jan 19||21.93||08h 16m 46s||+20° 38’ 17”||Cancer|
|2018 Jan 20||21.93||08h 16m 00s||+20° 41’ 54”||Cancer|
|2018 Jan 21||21.93||08h 15m 12s||+20° 45’ 33”||Cancer|
|2018 Jan 22||21.93||08h 14m 26s||+20° 49’ 09”||Cancer|
|2018 Jan 23||21.94||08h 13m 38s||+20° 52’ 44”||Cancer|
|2018 Jan 24||21.94||08h 12m 51s||+20° 56’ 17”||Cancer|
|2018 Jan 25||21.94||08h 12m 05s||+20° 59’ 49”||Cancer|
|2018 Jan 26||21.94||08h 11m 18s||+21° 03’ 20”||Cancer|
|2018 Jan 27||21.95||08h 10m 32s||+21° 06’ 48”||Cancer|
|2018 Jan 28||21.95||08h 09m 46s||+21° 10’ 14”||Cancer|
Distance of Comet 10P/Tempel 2 from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 10P/Tempel 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 10P/Tempel 2 is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 10P/Tempel 2
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 10P/Tempel 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 10P/Tempel 2 Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 10P/Tempel 2 at epoch 20 March 2011 00:00 UTC (JD: 2455641.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.42222342 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2010-Jul-04 20:36:33
|Next perihelion transit||2015-Nov-17 22:58
|Argument of perihelion||peri||195.6353592039°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||117.80866129087°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2026-Aug-04|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.41448132 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.