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 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.
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.