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Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova

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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 in Pisces on April, 20 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
00h 35m 48s
+04° 54’ 32”
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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.

Azimuth: 85.1°
Max altitude: 43.4°
Azimuth: 274.9°

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!

Orbit Diagram of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova
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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.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 Apr 13 24.35 00h 32m 22s +04° 33’ 19” Pisces
2018 Apr 14 24.35 00h 32m 53s +04° 36’ 23” Pisces
2018 Apr 15 24.35 00h 33m 21s +04° 39’ 25” Pisces
2018 Apr 16 24.36 00h 33m 51s +04° 42’ 29” Pisces
2018 Apr 17 24.36 00h 34m 21s +04° 45’ 29” Pisces
2018 Apr 18 24.36 00h 34m 50s +04° 48’ 32” Pisces
2018 Apr 19 24.36 00h 35m 18s +04° 51’ 32” Pisces
2018 Apr 20 24.36 00h 35m 48s +04° 54’ 32” Pisces
2018 Apr 21 24.36 00h 36m 16s +04° 57’ 30” Pisces
2018 Apr 22 24.37 00h 36m 46s +05° 00’ 29” Pisces
2018 Apr 23 24.37 00h 37m 14s +05° 03’ 25” Pisces
2018 Apr 24 24.37 00h 37m 42s +05° 06’ 23” Pisces
2018 Apr 25 24.37 00h 38m 12s +05° 09’ 18” Pisces
2018 Apr 26 24.37 00h 38m 39s +05° 12’ 12” 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.

Distance of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

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.

Predicted magnitude of Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova between January 2013 and December 2075

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
Closest approach to Earth* 2014-Apr-26
Distance of closest approach* 1.57541211 AU
235,678,297 km

* 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.