2014 UN271 is currently in the constellation of Leo. The current Right Ascension of 2014 UN271 is 11h 04m 10s and the Declination is +08° 00’ 31” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of 2014 UN271 is 24.03 (JPL).
Today's rise, transit and set times of 2014 UN271 from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
- 16P/Brooks 2 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- Given its current magnitude, 16P/Brooks 2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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2014 UN271 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide 2014 UN271 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.
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where 2014 UN271 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
RA: 11h 04m 10s
Dec: +08° 00’ 31”
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
Also check out Where is 2014 UN271?, a page that provides all the information needed to find 2014 UN271 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
2014 UN271 Distance from Earth
The distance of 2014 UN271 from Earth is currently 552,235,132 kilometers, equivalent to 3.691464 Astronomical Units. Light takes 30 minutes and 42.0581 seconds to travel from 2014 UN271 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of 2014 UN271 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 16P/Brooks 2 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of 2014 UN271 to Earth
Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of 2014 UN271 to Earth happens on Tue Oct 9 2068 at a distance of 0.771813 Astronomical Units, or 115,461,536 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
2014 UN271 Brightness
The current visual magnitude of 2014 UN271 is 24.03.
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 2014 UN271, 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.
2014 UN271 Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of 2014 UN271 at epoch 11 June 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457551.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.45450813 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2014-Jun-14 18:26:56
|Next perihelion transit||2020-Aug-25 23:43
|Argument of perihelion||peri||220.16604592055°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||159.34301740446°|
Visualization of 2014 UN271 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of 2014 UN271 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of 2014 UN271 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!
View 2014 UN271 in the 3D Solar System Simulator
2014 UN271 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of 2014 UN271 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate 2014 UN271 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 Mar 20||11h 08m 35s||+07° 32’ 07”||23.96||Leo|
|2023 Mar 21||11h 07m 59s||+07° 36’ 03”||23.97||Leo|
|2023 Mar 22||11h 07m 23s||+07° 39’ 59”||23.98||Leo|
|2023 Mar 23||11h 06m 47s||+07° 43’ 50”||23.98||Leo|
|2023 Mar 24||11h 06m 11s||+07° 47’ 36”||23.99||Leo|
|2023 Mar 25||11h 05m 36s||+07° 51’ 20”||24.00||Leo|
|2023 Mar 26||11h 05m 02s||+07° 55’ 00”||24.01||Leo|
|2023 Mar 27||11h 04m 28s||+07° 58’ 36”||24.02||Leo|
|2023 Mar 28||11h 03m 55s||+08° 02’ 08”||24.03||Leo|
|2023 Mar 29||11h 03m 21s||+08° 05’ 38”||24.03||Leo|
|2023 Mar 30||11h 02m 49s||+08° 09’ 01”||24.04||Leo|
|2023 Mar 31||11h 02m 17s||+08° 12’ 20”||24.05||Leo|
|2023 Apr 01||11h 01m 46s||+08° 15’ 35”||24.06||Leo|
|2023 Apr 02||11h 01m 17s||+08° 18’ 47”||24.07||Leo|