Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova is 02h 51m 25s and the Declination is +14° 32’ 59” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova is 31.24 (JPL).
Today's rise, transit and set times of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
- 134P/Kowal-Vavrova is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- Given its current magnitude, 134P/Kowal-Vavrova is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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.
RA: 02h 51m 25s
Dec: +14° 32’ 59”
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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 1,578,043,465 kilometers, equivalent to 10.548569 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 27 minutes and 43.7864 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 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova to Earth happens on Sat May 3 2092 at a distance of 1.563246 Astronomical Units, or 233,858,207 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova Brightness
The current visual magnitude of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova is 31.24.
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 Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova at epoch 02 July 2013 00:00 UTC (JD: 2456476.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.57172479 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2014-May-21 10:44:38
|Next perihelion transit||2029-Dec-07 04:30
|Argument of perihelion||peri||18.560224788467°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||202.12343049084°|
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!
View Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova in the 3D Solar System Simulator
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.
|2023 Mar 19||02h 49m 00s||+14° 21’ 54”||31.23||Aries|
|2023 Mar 20||02h 49m 19s||+14° 23’ 26”||31.23||Aries|
|2023 Mar 21||02h 49m 40s||+14° 24’ 57”||31.23||Aries|
|2023 Mar 22||02h 49m 59s||+14° 26’ 30”||31.23||Aries|
|2023 Mar 23||02h 50m 21s||+14° 28’ 05”||31.23||Aries|
|2023 Mar 24||02h 50m 40s||+14° 29’ 39”||31.23||Aries|
|2023 Mar 25||02h 51m 02s||+14° 31’ 14”||31.24||Aries|
|2023 Mar 26||02h 51m 23s||+14° 32’ 50”||31.24||Aries|
|2023 Mar 27||02h 51m 44s||+14° 34’ 27”||31.24||Aries|
|2023 Mar 28||02h 52m 05s||+14° 36’ 05”||31.24||Aries|
|2023 Mar 29||02h 52m 27s||+14° 37’ 42”||31.24||Aries|
|2023 Mar 30||02h 52m 50s||+14° 39’ 20”||31.24||Aries|
|2023 Mar 31||02h 53m 12s||+14° 40’ 59”||31.24||Aries|
|2023 Apr 01||02h 53m 35s||+14° 42’ 39”||31.25||Aries|