Comet 144P/Kushida is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Comet 144P/Kushida is 20h 51m 34s and the Declination is -12° 52’ 16” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 144P/Kushida is 22.27 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Comet 144P/Kushida [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:
- 144P/Kushida is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South direction at an altitude of 26° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 144P/Kushida is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 144P/Kushida rise and set times.
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Comet 144P/Kushida Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet 144P/Kushida 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.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 144P/Kushida is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
Also check out Where is Comet 144P/Kushida?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 144P/Kushida in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Comet 144P/Kushida Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet 144P/Kushida from Earth is currently 534,928,166 kilometers, equivalent to 3.575774 Astronomical Units. Light takes 29 minutes and 44.3283 seconds to travel from Comet 144P/Kushida and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 144P/Kushida 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 144P/Kushida from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 144P/Kushida to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 144P/Kushida to Earth happens on Tue Dec 20 2067 at a distance of 0.486109 Astronomical Units, or 72,720,828 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 144P/Kushida 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 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 144P/Kushida, 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 144P/Kushida rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 144P/Kushida touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Comet 144P/Kushida Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.43898874 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2009-Jan-26 20:32:03
|Next perihelion transit||2016-Sep-03 16:46
|Argument of perihelion||peri||216.09503196056°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||245.55923865121°|
Visualization of Comet 144P/Kushida Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 144P/Kushida with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 144P/Kushida 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 144P/Kushida 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 144P/Kushida computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 144P/Kushida in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2022 Sep 23||20h 54m 07s||-12° 34’ 45”||22.27||Aquarius|
|2022 Sep 24||20h 53m 44s||-12° 37’ 09”||22.27||Aquarius|
|2022 Sep 25||20h 53m 22s||-12° 39’ 33”||22.27||Aquarius|
|2022 Sep 26||20h 53m 02s||-12° 41’ 52”||22.27||Aquarius|
|2022 Sep 27||20h 52m 41s||-12° 44’ 07”||22.27||Aquarius|
|2022 Sep 28||20h 52m 23s||-12° 46’ 18”||22.27||Aquarius|
|2022 Sep 29||20h 52m 05s||-12° 48’ 28”||22.27||Aquarius|
|2022 Sep 30||20h 51m 47s||-12° 50’ 32”||22.27||Aquarius|
|2022 Oct 01||20h 51m 32s||-12° 52’ 33”||22.27||Aquarius|
|2022 Oct 02||20h 51m 16s||-12° 54’ 32”||22.27||Aquarius|
|2022 Oct 03||20h 51m 02s||-12° 56’ 26”||22.27||Aquarius|
|2022 Oct 04||20h 50m 49s||-12° 58’ 15”||22.27||Aquarius|
|2022 Oct 05||20h 50m 38s||-13° 00’ 02”||22.27||Aquarius|
|2022 Oct 06||20h 50m 26s||-13° 01’ 45”||22.27||Aquarius|