Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova is 02h 10m 29s and the Declination is +12° 36’ 24” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova is 31.00 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova [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]:
- 134P/Kowal-Vavrova is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the West direction at an altitude of 14° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 134P/Kowal-Vavrova is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 134P/Kowal-Vavrova rise and set times.
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Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova 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 134P/Kowal-Vavrova is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
Also check out Where is Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova from Earth is currently 1,406,732,469 kilometers, equivalent to 9.403426 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 18 minutes and 12.3544 seconds to travel from Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova 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 134P/Kowal-Vavrova from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova to Earth happens on Sat May 3 2092 at a distance of 1.56323770 Astronomical Units, or 233,857,032 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova 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 134P/Kowal-Vavrova, 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 134P/Kowal-Vavrova rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova 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 134P/Kowal-Vavrova Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||2.57135534 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2014-May-21 15:23:02
|Next perihelion transit||2029-Dec-20 22:39
|Argument of perihelion||peri||18.629079869217°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||202.09792586367°|
Visualization of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova 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 134P/Kowal-Vavrova 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Jul 30||02h 10m 10s||+12° 36’ 02”||31.00||Aries|
|2020 Jul 31||02h 10m 14s||+12° 36’ 11”||31.00||Aries|
|2020 Aug 01||02h 10m 18s||+12° 36’ 19”||31.00||Aries|
|2020 Aug 02||02h 10m 20s||+12° 36’ 24”||31.00||Aries|
|2020 Aug 03||02h 10m 23s||+12° 36’ 29”||31.00||Aries|
|2020 Aug 04||02h 10m 26s||+12° 36’ 29”||31.00||Aries|
|2020 Aug 05||02h 10m 27s||+12° 36’ 29”||31.00||Aries|
|2020 Aug 06||02h 10m 28s||+12° 36’ 26”||31.00||Aries|
|2020 Aug 07||02h 10m 29s||+12° 36’ 23”||31.00||Aries|
|2020 Aug 08||02h 10m 31s||+12° 36’ 15”||31.00||Aries|
|2020 Aug 09||02h 10m 31s||+12° 36’ 06”||31.00||Aries|
|2020 Aug 10||02h 10m 29s||+12° 35’ 56”||31.00||Aries|
|2020 Aug 11||02h 10m 29s||+12° 35’ 43”||31.00||Aries|
|2020 Aug 12||02h 10m 28s||+12° 35’ 27”||31.00||Aries|