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Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova

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Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova Position

Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension is 01h 31m 53s and the Declination is +09° 39’ 52”.

01h 31m 53s
+09° 39’ 52”

Simplified sky chart showing where Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova in Pisces on September, 15 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova is right now (view fullscreen)

RA: 01h 31m 53s
Dec: +09° 39’ 52”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova
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Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova Distance

The distance of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova from Earth is currently 1,244,238,259 kilometers, equivalent to 8.317219 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 9 minutes and 10.3321 seconds to travel from Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova and arrive to us.

1 hours, 9 minutes and 10.3321 seconds

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.

Distance of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova 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 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 1.56323776 Astronomical Units, or 233,857,040 kilometers:

Sat May 3 2092

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 30.12.


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 behvior 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.

Predicted magnitude of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova between January 2013 and December 2100

Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova 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 134P/Kowal-Vavrova rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 80.3°
Max altitude: 48.2°
Azimuth: 279.7°
Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere 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

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

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.58786859
Orbit inclination i 4.34883155°
Perihelion distance q 2.57135534 AU
384,669,284 km
Aphelion distance Q 9.90697218 AU
1,482,061,947 km
Semi-major axis a 6.23916376 AU
933,365,616 km
Orbital period period 15.5800 years
5,692.3029 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2014-May-21 15:23:02
2,456,799.1410 JD
Next perihelion transit 2029-Dec-20 22:39
2,462,491.4439 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 18.629079869217°
Longitude of the ascending node node 202.09792586367°
Mean anomaly M 36.450842715109°
Mean motion n 0.06324330°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Sep 08 01h 33m 52s +09° 52’ 15” 30.12 Pisces
2019 Sep 09 01h 33m 38s +09° 50’ 44” 30.12 Pisces
2019 Sep 10 01h 33m 23s +09° 49’ 09” 30.12 Pisces
2019 Sep 11 01h 33m 07s +09° 47’ 33” 30.12 Pisces
2019 Sep 12 01h 32m 52s +09° 45’ 55” 30.12 Pisces
2019 Sep 13 01h 32m 35s +09° 44’ 15” 30.12 Pisces
2019 Sep 14 01h 32m 20s +09° 42’ 33” 30.12 Pisces
2019 Sep 15 01h 32m 03s +09° 40’ 50” 30.12 Pisces
2019 Sep 16 01h 31m 46s +09° 39’ 06” 30.12 Pisces
2019 Sep 17 01h 31m 29s +09° 37’ 18” 30.12 Pisces
2019 Sep 18 01h 31m 11s +09° 35’ 30” 30.12 Pisces
2019 Sep 19 01h 30m 55s +09° 33’ 41” 30.12 Pisces
2019 Sep 20 01h 30m 37s +09° 31’ 50” 30.12 Pisces
2019 Sep 21 01h 30m 19s +09° 29’ 57” 30.12 Pisces