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 Apr 12||21.27||07h 45m 46s||+23° 10’ 08”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 13||21.27||07h 46m 00s||+23° 09’ 57”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 14||21.28||07h 46m 17s||+23° 09’ 45”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 15||21.29||07h 46m 32s||+23° 09’ 29”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 16||21.30||07h 46m 50s||+23° 09’ 12”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 17||21.31||07h 47m 08s||+23° 08’ 53”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 18||21.32||07h 47m 27s||+23° 08’ 31”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 19||21.32||07h 47m 48s||+23° 08’ 08”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 20||21.33||07h 48m 07s||+23° 07’ 41”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 21||21.34||07h 48m 29s||+23° 07’ 13”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 22||21.35||07h 48m 51s||+23° 06’ 42”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 23||21.36||07h 49m 14s||+23° 06’ 08”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 24||21.36||07h 49m 37s||+23° 05’ 33”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 25||21.37||07h 50m 02s||+23° 04’ 55”||Gemini|
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 22 April 2011 00:00 UTC (JD: 2455674.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.42213399 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2010-Jul-04 20:26:09
|Next perihelion transit||2015-Nov-17 17:31
|Argument of perihelion||peri||195.63085091°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||117.80679537007°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2026-Aug-04|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.41448108 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.