Comet 15P/Finlay Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 15P/Finlay 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 15P/Finlay Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 15P/Finlay rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 15P/Finlay Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 15P/Finlay with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 15P/Finlay 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 15P/Finlay Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 15P/Finlay computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 15P/Finlay in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2018 Jan 16||28.83||12h 31m 59s||-01° 25’ 47”||Virgo|
|2018 Jan 17||28.82||12h 31m 55s||-01° 25’ 18”||Virgo|
|2018 Jan 18||28.82||12h 31m 51s||-01° 24’ 46”||Virgo|
|2018 Jan 19||28.81||12h 31m 46s||-01° 24’ 09”||Virgo|
|2018 Jan 20||28.81||12h 31m 41s||-01° 23’ 26”||Virgo|
|2018 Jan 21||28.80||12h 31m 33s||-01° 22’ 41”||Virgo|
|2018 Jan 22||28.80||12h 31m 27s||-01° 21’ 51”||Virgo|
|2018 Jan 23||28.79||12h 31m 18s||-01° 20’ 56”||Virgo|
|2018 Jan 24||28.79||12h 31m 09s||-01° 19’ 57”||Virgo|
|2018 Jan 25||28.78||12h 31m 00s||-01° 18’ 53”||Virgo|
|2018 Jan 26||28.77||12h 30m 50s||-01° 17’ 47”||Virgo|
|2018 Jan 27||28.77||12h 30m 39s||-01° 16’ 36”||Virgo|
|2018 Jan 28||28.76||12h 30m 28s||-01° 15’ 20”||Virgo|
|2018 Jan 29||28.76||12h 30m 15s||-01° 14’ 00”||Virgo|
Distance of Comet 15P/Finlay from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 15P/Finlay 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 15P/Finlay is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 15P/Finlay
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 15P/Finlay, 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 15P/Finlay Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 15P/Finlay at epoch 23 April 2013 00:00 UTC (JD: 2456406.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.97465031 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2014-Dec-26 22:25:48
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Jun-30 23:46
|Argument of perihelion||peri||347.5656143943°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||13.800639673911°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2060-Oct-27|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.04931676 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.