Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova 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 134P/Kowal-Vavrova Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova Orbit Diagram
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 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.
|2018 Jan 16||23.94||23h 51m 57s||+00° 28’ 23”||Pisces|
|2018 Jan 17||23.95||23h 52m 18s||+00° 30’ 16”||Pisces|
|2018 Jan 18||23.95||23h 52m 39s||+00° 32’ 12”||Pisces|
|2018 Jan 19||23.96||23h 52m 59s||+00° 34’ 10”||Pisces|
|2018 Jan 20||23.97||23h 53m 21s||+00° 36’ 11”||Pisces|
|2018 Jan 21||23.98||23h 53m 41s||+00° 38’ 12”||Pisces|
|2018 Jan 22||23.98||23h 54m 03s||+00° 40’ 17”||Pisces|
|2018 Jan 23||23.99||23h 54m 25s||+00° 42’ 24”||Pisces|
|2018 Jan 24||24.00||23h 54m 47s||+00° 44’ 31”||Pisces|
|2018 Jan 25||24.00||23h 55m 10s||+00° 46’ 42”||Pisces|
|2018 Jan 26||24.01||23h 55m 33s||+00° 48’ 55”||Pisces|
|2018 Jan 27||24.02||23h 55m 57s||+00° 51’ 10”||Pisces|
|2018 Jan 28||24.02||23h 56m 20s||+00° 53’ 26”||Pisces|
|2018 Jan 29||24.03||23h 56m 44s||+00° 55’ 44”||Pisces|
Distance of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova 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 134P/Kowal-Vavrova is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova
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 Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova at epoch 18 December 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457375.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|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°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2014-Apr-26|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.57541211 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.