2014 UN271 is currently in the constellation of Leo. The current Right Ascension of 2014 UN271 is 10h 40m 09s and the Declination is +09° 02’ 39” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of 2014 UN271 is 24.04 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about 2014 UN271 [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]:
- 16P/Brooks 2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the West direction at an altitude of 13° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 16P/Brooks 2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 16P/Brooks 2 rise and set times.
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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.
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.
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 734,035,792 kilometers, equivalent to 4.906726 Astronomical Units. Light takes 40 minutes and 48.4798 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 January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of 2014 UN271 to Earth happens on Tue Oct 9 2068 at a distance of 0.772121 Astronomical Units, or 115,507,618 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
2014 UN271 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 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 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of 2014 UN271 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.
2014 UN271 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.45680919 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2014-Jun-13 07:10:54
|Next perihelion transit||2020-Aug-22 18:19
|Argument of perihelion||peri||220.08912379622°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||159.33250695886°|
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!
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.
|2022 Sep 17||10h 32m 26s||+09° 45’ 51”||24.00||Leo|
|2022 Sep 18||10h 33m 28s||+09° 40’ 10”||24.00||Leo|
|2022 Sep 19||10h 34m 28s||+09° 34’ 31”||24.01||Leo|
|2022 Sep 20||10h 35m 29s||+09° 28’ 51”||24.01||Leo|
|2022 Sep 21||10h 36m 29s||+09° 23’ 12”||24.02||Leo|
|2022 Sep 22||10h 37m 29s||+09° 17’ 35”||24.03||Leo|
|2022 Sep 23||10h 38m 30s||+09° 11’ 57”||24.03||Leo|
|2022 Sep 24||10h 39m 29s||+09° 06’ 20”||24.04||Leo|
|2022 Sep 25||10h 40m 30s||+09° 00’ 46”||24.04||Leo|
|2022 Sep 26||10h 41m 29s||+08° 55’ 10”||24.05||Leo|
|2022 Sep 27||10h 42m 28s||+08° 49’ 37”||24.05||Leo|
|2022 Sep 28||10h 43m 26s||+08° 44’ 05”||24.06||Leo|
|2022 Sep 29||10h 44m 25s||+08° 38’ 35”||24.06||Leo|
|2022 Sep 30||10h 45m 23s||+08° 33’ 05”||24.06||Leo|