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Comet 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2

Comet 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2 is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Comet 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2 is 00h 22m 41s and the Declination is -03° 22’ 14” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2 is 14.88 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Comet 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2 [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]:

00h 22m 41s
-03° 22’ 14”

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Comet 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Comet 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2 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.

Map showing Comet 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2 in Pisces on October, 26 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Comet 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2 in Pisces on October, 26 2021
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2
RA: 00h 22m 41s
Dec: -03° 22’ 14”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Comet 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Comet 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2 Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2 from Earth is currently 114,270,922 kilometers, equivalent to 0.763854 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 minutes and 21.1668 seconds to travel from Comet 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2 and arrive to us.

6 minutes and 21.1668 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2 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.

Distance of Comet 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2 to Earth happens on Sun Oct 10 2021 at a distance of 0.737155 Astronomical Units, or 110,276,879 kilometers:

Sun Oct 10 2021

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Comet 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Comet 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2 is 14.88.


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 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2, 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 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2 between January 2013 and December 2100

Comet 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Comet 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 93.4°
Max altitude: 35.1°
Azimuth: 266.7°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2 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 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 132P/Helin-Roman-Alu 2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Oct 19 00h 21m 34s -02° 46’ 42” 14.90 Pisces
2021 Oct 20 00h 21m 38s -02° 52’ 23” 14.89 Pisces
2021 Oct 21 00h 21m 45s -02° 57’ 46” 14.89 Pisces
2021 Oct 22 00h 21m 51s -03° 02’ 52” 14.88 Pisces
2021 Oct 23 00h 22m 00s -03° 07’ 41” 14.88 Pisces
2021 Oct 24 00h 22m 09s -03° 12’ 12” 14.88 Pisces
2021 Oct 25 00h 22m 21s -03° 16’ 26” 14.88 Pisces
2021 Oct 26 00h 22m 33s -03° 20’ 20” 14.88 Pisces
2021 Oct 27 00h 22m 49s -03° 23’ 56” 14.88 Pisces
2021 Oct 28 00h 23m 04s -03° 27’ 12” 14.88 Pisces
2021 Oct 29 00h 23m 22s -03° 30’ 10” 14.88 Pisces
2021 Oct 30 00h 23m 43s -03° 32’ 48” 14.89 Pisces
2021 Oct 31 00h 24m 05s -03° 35’ 07” 14.89 Pisces
2021 Nov 01 00h 24m 28s -03° 37’ 05” 14.90 Pisces