Comet 110P/Hartley 3
Comet 110P/Hartley 3 Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 110P/Hartley 3 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 110P/Hartley 3 Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 110P/Hartley 3 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 110P/Hartley 3 Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 110P/Hartley 3 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 110P/Hartley 3 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 110P/Hartley 3 Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 110P/Hartley 3 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 110P/Hartley 3 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2018 Apr 14||24.13||19h 04m 31s||-25° 54’ 07”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Apr 15||24.12||19h 04m 42s||-25° 53’ 31”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Apr 16||24.11||19h 04m 54s||-25° 52’ 57”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Apr 17||24.10||19h 05m 03s||-25° 52’ 23”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Apr 18||24.10||19h 05m 13s||-25° 51’ 50”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Apr 19||24.09||19h 05m 21s||-25° 51’ 18”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Apr 20||24.08||19h 05m 30s||-25° 50’ 47”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Apr 21||24.08||19h 05m 35s||-25° 50’ 17”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Apr 22||24.07||19h 05m 41s||-25° 49’ 47”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Apr 23||24.06||19h 05m 47s||-25° 49’ 19”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Apr 24||24.05||19h 05m 49s||-25° 48’ 52”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Apr 25||24.05||19h 05m 53s||-25° 48’ 27”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Apr 26||24.04||19h 05m 54s||-25° 48’ 02”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Apr 27||24.03||19h 05m 56s||-25° 47’ 38”||Sagittarius|
Distance of Comet 110P/Hartley 3 from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 110P/Hartley 3 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 110P/Hartley 3 is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 110P/Hartley 3
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 110P/Hartley 3, 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 110P/Hartley 3 Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 110P/Hartley 3 at epoch 07 September 2011 00:00 UTC (JD: 2455812.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.48099115 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2014-Dec-18 00:28:07
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Oct-31 08:16
|Argument of perihelion||peri||167.59582598398°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||287.70603608175°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2014-Dec-31|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.49411902 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.