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 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.
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!
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.
|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.
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.
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
|Perihelion distance||q||3.03869360 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2005-May-22 17:58:27
|Next perihelion transit||2014-Apr-04 03:08
|Argument of perihelion||peri||181.09946679921°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||244.07470304861°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2044-Dec-04|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.32480124 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.