Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff is currently in the constellation of Sextans. The current Right Ascension of Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff is 10h 45m 37s and the Declination is -06° 45’ 18” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff is 21.00 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:
- 114P/Wiseman-Skiff is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 3° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 114P/Wiseman-Skiff is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 114P/Wiseman-Skiff rise and set times.
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Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff from Earth is currently 502,031,212 kilometers, equivalent to 3.355871 Astronomical Units. Light takes 27 minutes and 54.5959 seconds to travel from Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.
The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 114P/Wiseman-Skiff from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff to Earth happens on Wed Dec 8 2100 at a distance of 0.48075817 Astronomical Units, or 71,920,399 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff brightness
The observed magnitude and coma diameter values are derived from the Comet Observers Database by averaging the values reported in recent observations (more recent than 4 days), when available. The Estimated Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of comets. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Estimated Magnitude as a directional indication. We acknowledge with thanks the comet observations from the COBS Comet Observation Database contributed by observers worldwide and used in this table to report recent comet observations.
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff, 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 114P/Wiseman-Skiff rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.57941063 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Jan-14 05:59:15
|Next perihelion transit||2026-Sep-17 05:36
|Argument of perihelion||peri||172.84447903014°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||271.06224442108°|
Visualization of Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff 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 114P/Wiseman-Skiff 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Aug 05||10h 32m 08s||-05° 25’ 09”||21.00||Sextans|
|2020 Aug 06||10h 33m 52s||-05° 35’ 26”||21.00||Sextans|
|2020 Aug 07||10h 35m 38s||-05° 45’ 43”||21.00||Sextans|
|2020 Aug 08||10h 37m 23s||-05° 56’ 02”||21.00||Sextans|
|2020 Aug 09||10h 39m 06s||-06° 06’ 20”||21.00||Sextans|
|2020 Aug 10||10h 40m 50s||-06° 16’ 40”||21.00||Sextans|
|2020 Aug 11||10h 42m 34s||-06° 27’ 00”||21.00||Sextans|
|2020 Aug 12||10h 44m 18s||-06° 37’ 20”||21.00||Sextans|
|2020 Aug 13||10h 46m 01s||-06° 47’ 43”||21.00||Sextans|
|2020 Aug 14||10h 47m 44s||-06° 58’ 05”||21.00||Sextans|
|2020 Aug 15||10h 49m 27s||-07° 08’ 26”||21.00||Sextans|
|2020 Aug 16||10h 51m 11s||-07° 18’ 50”||21.00||Sextans|
|2020 Aug 17||10h 52m 53s||-07° 29’ 13”||21.00||Crater|
|2020 Aug 18||10h 54m 34s||-07° 39’ 38”||21.00||Crater|