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 Jan 16||24.55||18h 02m 47s||-27° 10’ 26”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 17||24.55||18h 03m 48s||-27° 09’ 52”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 18||24.54||18h 04m 50s||-27° 09’ 18”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 19||24.54||18h 05m 51s||-27° 08’ 41”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 20||24.54||18h 06m 51s||-27° 08’ 04”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 21||24.54||18h 07m 51s||-27° 07’ 27”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 22||24.54||18h 08m 53s||-27° 06’ 48”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 23||24.54||18h 09m 52s||-27° 06’ 08”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 24||24.53||18h 10m 51s||-27° 05’ 27”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 25||24.53||18h 11m 52s||-27° 04’ 45”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 26||24.53||18h 12m 51s||-27° 04’ 04”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 27||24.53||18h 13m 50s||-27° 03’ 20”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 28||24.52||18h 14m 48s||-27° 02’ 35”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 29||24.52||18h 15m 46s||-27° 01’ 50”||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.