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Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley

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Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley 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 119P/Parker-Hartley in Scorpius on January, 23 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
15h 47m 31s
-20° 55’ 36”
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley Rise and Set Times

Today's Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 110.9°
Max altitude: 17.6°
Azimuth: 249.1°

Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley 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!

Orbit Diagram of Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley
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Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 Jan 16 22.87 15h 43m 22s -20° 43’ 49” Libra
2018 Jan 17 22.86 15h 43m 59s -20° 45’ 36” Libra
2018 Jan 18 22.86 15h 44m 35s -20° 47’ 21” Libra
2018 Jan 19 22.86 15h 45m 11s -20° 49’ 04” Libra
2018 Jan 20 22.85 15h 45m 47s -20° 50’ 44” Libra
2018 Jan 21 22.85 15h 46m 23s -20° 52’ 23” Libra
2018 Jan 22 22.85 15h 46m 58s -20° 54’ 02” Libra
2018 Jan 23 22.84 15h 47m 31s -20° 55’ 36” Scorpius
2018 Jan 24 22.84 15h 48m 06s -20° 57’ 10” Scorpius
2018 Jan 25 22.83 15h 48m 38s -20° 58’ 41” Scorpius
2018 Jan 26 22.83 15h 49m 12s -21° 00’ 10” Scorpius
2018 Jan 27 22.82 15h 49m 45s -21° 01’ 37” Scorpius
2018 Jan 28 22.82 15h 50m 16s -21° 03’ 02” Scorpius
2018 Jan 29 22.82 15h 50m 48s -21° 04’ 26” Scorpius

Distance of Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley 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 119P/Parker-Hartley is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley, 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.

Predicted magnitude of Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley between January 2013 and December 2075

Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley at epoch 28 August 2009 00:00 UTC (JD: 2455072.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.29063922
Orbit inclination i 5.19103341°
Perihelion distance q 3.03869360 AU
454,582,094 km
Aphelion distance Q 5.52872005 AU
827,084,748 km
Semi-major axis a 4.28370682 AU
640,833,421 km
Orbital period period 8.8700 years
3,238.3817 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2005-May-22 17:58:27
2,453,513.2489 JD
Next perihelion transit 2014-Apr-04 03:08
2,456,751.6306 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 181.09946679921°
Longitude of the ascending node node 244.07470304861°
Mean anomaly M 173.33669626265°
Mean motion n 0.11116664°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2044-Dec-04
Distance of closest approach* 1.32480124 AU
198,187,446 km

* 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.