Comet 13P/Olbers Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Comet 13P/Olbers is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Comet 13P/Olbers is right now (view fullscreen)
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Comet 13P/Olbers Distance
The distance of Comet 13P/Olbers from Earth is currently 2,052,546,559 kilometers, equivalent to 13.720426 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 54 minutes and 6.5584 seconds to travel from Comet 13P/Olbers and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 13P/Olbers 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 13P/Olbers from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 13P/Olbers to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2075 the closest approach of Comet 13P/Olbers to Earth happens on Sat Jul 20 2024 at a distance of 1.89799054 Astronomical Units, or 283,935,344 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 13P/Olbers brightness
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 13P/Olbers, 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 13P/Olbers rise and set times
Comet 13P/Olbers is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 13P/Olbers 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 13P/Olbers Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.17845061 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||1956-Jun-19 03:14:52
|Next perihelion transit||2025-Dec-25 17:06
|Argument of perihelion||peri||64.641206516773°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||86.103128354623°|
Visualization of Comet 13P/Olbers Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 13P/Olbers with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 13P/Olbers 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 13P/Olbers 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 13P/Olbers computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 13P/Olbers in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2019 Jun 12||01h 32m 34s||-38° 47’ 12”||27.77||Sculptor|
|2019 Jun 13||01h 32m 47s||-38° 48’ 56”||27.76||Sculptor|
|2019 Jun 14||01h 33m 01s||-38° 50’ 39”||27.76||Sculptor|
|2019 Jun 15||01h 33m 14s||-38° 52’ 27”||27.75||Sculptor|
|2019 Jun 16||01h 33m 27s||-38° 54’ 19”||27.75||Sculptor|
|2019 Jun 17||01h 33m 38s||-38° 56’ 12”||27.74||Sculptor|
|2019 Jun 18||01h 33m 51s||-38° 58’ 08”||27.74||Sculptor|
|2019 Jun 19||01h 34m 04s||-39° 00’ 06”||27.73||Sculptor|
|2019 Jun 20||01h 34m 15s||-39° 02’ 07”||27.73||Sculptor|
|2019 Jun 21||01h 34m 27s||-39° 04’ 10”||27.72||Sculptor|
|2019 Jun 22||01h 34m 38s||-39° 06’ 16”||27.72||Sculptor|
|2019 Jun 23||01h 34m 50s||-39° 08’ 26”||27.71||Sculptor|
|2019 Jun 24||01h 35m 00s||-39° 10’ 37”||27.71||Sculptor|
|2019 Jun 25||01h 35m 11s||-39° 12’ 51”||27.70||Sculptor|