Comet 152P/Helin-Lawrence is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension of Comet 152P/Helin-Lawrence is 16h 38m 37s and the Declination is -19° 07’ 27” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 152P/Helin-Lawrence is 18.63 (JPL).
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Comet 152P/Helin-Lawrence Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet 152P/Helin-Lawrence 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 152P/Helin-Lawrence is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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Comet 152P/Helin-Lawrence Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet 152P/Helin-Lawrence from Earth is currently 609,792,497 kilometers, equivalent to 4.076211 Astronomical Units. Light takes 33 minutes and 54.0488 seconds to travel from Comet 152P/Helin-Lawrence and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 152P/Helin-Lawrence 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 152P/Helin-Lawrence from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 152P/Helin-Lawrence to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 152P/Helin-Lawrence to Earth happens on Thu May 24 2057 at a distance of 1.663817 Astronomical Units, or 248,903,533 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 152P/Helin-Lawrence 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 152P/Helin-Lawrence, 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 152P/Helin-Lawrence rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 152P/Helin-Lawrence 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 152P/Helin-Lawrence Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||3.11642096 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2012-Jul-09 06:47:09
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Jan-24 15:37
|Argument of perihelion||peri||163.80976487°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||91.91130012105°|
Visualization of Comet 152P/Helin-Lawrence Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 152P/Helin-Lawrence with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 152P/Helin-Lawrence 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 152P/Helin-Lawrence 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 152P/Helin-Lawrence computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 152P/Helin-Lawrence in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2021 Dec 02||16h 26m 34s||-18° 31’ 11”||18.64||Ophiucus|
|2021 Dec 03||16h 28m 13s||-18° 36’ 23”||18.64||Ophiucus|
|2021 Dec 04||16h 29m 52s||-18° 41’ 29”||18.64||Ophiucus|
|2021 Dec 05||16h 31m 31s||-18° 46’ 32”||18.64||Ophiucus|
|2021 Dec 06||16h 33m 10s||-18° 51’ 29”||18.63||Ophiucus|
|2021 Dec 07||16h 34m 49s||-18° 56’ 24”||18.63||Ophiucus|
|2021 Dec 08||16h 36m 28s||-19° 01’ 14”||18.63||Ophiucus|
|2021 Dec 09||16h 38m 08s||-19° 06’ 01”||18.63||Ophiucus|
|2021 Dec 10||16h 39m 47s||-19° 10’ 42”||18.63||Ophiucus|
|2021 Dec 11||16h 41m 26s||-19° 15’ 20”||18.63||Ophiucus|
|2021 Dec 12||16h 43m 06s||-19° 19’ 54”||18.63||Ophiucus|
|2021 Dec 13||16h 44m 45s||-19° 24’ 24”||18.62||Ophiucus|
|2021 Dec 14||16h 46m 26s||-19° 28’ 50”||18.62||Ophiucus|
|2021 Dec 15||16h 48m 06s||-19° 33’ 12”||18.62||Ophiucus|