Comet 185P/Petriew Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 185P/Petriew 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 185P/Petriew Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 185P/Petriew rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 185P/Petriew Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 185P/Petriew with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 185P/Petriew 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 185P/Petriew Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 185P/Petriew computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 185P/Petriew in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2018 Apr 12||16.22||05h 08m 26s||+11° 25’ 32”||Orion|
|2018 Apr 13||16.27||05h 12m 11s||+11° 29’ 38”||Orion|
|2018 Apr 14||16.32||05h 15m 56s||+11° 33’ 28”||Orion|
|2018 Apr 15||16.37||05h 19m 37s||+11° 37’ 01”||Orion|
|2018 Apr 16||16.41||05h 23m 18s||+11° 40’ 22”||Orion|
|2018 Apr 17||16.46||05h 26m 57s||+11° 43’ 27”||Orion|
|2018 Apr 18||16.51||05h 30m 33s||+11° 46’ 18”||Orion|
|2018 Apr 19||16.56||05h 34m 08s||+11° 48’ 53”||Orion|
|2018 Apr 20||16.60||05h 37m 41s||+11° 51’ 16”||Orion|
|2018 Apr 21||16.65||05h 41m 12s||+11° 53’ 25”||Orion|
|2018 Apr 22||16.70||05h 44m 42s||+11° 55’ 19”||Orion|
|2018 Apr 23||16.75||05h 48m 09s||+11° 57’ 02”||Orion|
|2018 Apr 24||16.79||05h 51m 34s||+11° 58’ 29”||Orion|
|2018 Apr 25||16.84||05h 54m 59s||+11° 59’ 45”||Orion|
Distance of Comet 185P/Petriew from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 185P/Petriew 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 185P/Petriew is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 185P/Petriew
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 185P/Petriew, 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 185P/Petriew Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 185P/Petriew at epoch 25 September 2012 00:00 UTC (JD: 2456196.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.93185156 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2012-Aug-13 13:52:47
|Next perihelion transit||2018-Jan-28 19:22
|Argument of perihelion||peri||181.94294872554°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||214.09071909648°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2056-Nov-07|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.28176199 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.