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Conet 185P/Petriew

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Conet 185P/Petriew Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Conet 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.

Conet 185P/Petriew in Aquarius on January, 23 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
23h 02m 34s
-05° 18’ 09”
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Conet 185P/Petriew Rise and Set Times

Today's Conet 185P/Petriew rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 95.3°
Max altitude: 33.2°
Azimuth: 264.7°

Conet 185P/Petriew Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Conet 185P/Petriew with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Conet 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!

Orbit Diagram of Conet 185P/Petriew
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Conet 185P/Petriew Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Conet 185P/Petriew computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Conet 185P/Petriew in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 Jan 16 13.99 22h 30m 42s -06° 52’ 05” Aquarius
2018 Jan 17 13.97 22h 35m 11s -06° 39’ 20” Aquarius
2018 Jan 18 13.94 22h 39m 41s -06° 26’ 21” Aquarius
2018 Jan 19 13.92 22h 44m 12s -06° 13’ 08” Aquarius
2018 Jan 20 13.90 22h 48m 46s -05° 59’ 42” Aquarius
2018 Jan 21 13.88 22h 53m 21s -05° 46’ 03” Aquarius
2018 Jan 22 13.87 22h 57m 56s -05° 32’ 12” Aquarius
2018 Jan 23 13.85 23h 02m 34s -05° 18’ 09” Aquarius
2018 Jan 24 13.84 23h 07m 13s -05° 03’ 54” Aquarius
2018 Jan 25 13.83 23h 11m 53s -04° 49’ 27” Aquarius
2018 Jan 26 13.82 23h 16m 35s -04° 34’ 50” Aquarius
2018 Jan 27 13.81 23h 21m 18s -04° 20’ 03” Aquarius
2018 Jan 28 13.80 23h 26m 02s -04° 05’ 07” Aquarius
2018 Jan 29 13.80 23h 30m 47s -03° 49’ 59” Aquarius

Distance of Conet 185P/Petriew from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Conet 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.

Distance of Conet 185P/Petriew from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Conet 185P/Petriew

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Conet 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.

Predicted magnitude of Conet 185P/Petriew between January 2013 and December 2075

Conet 185P/Petriew Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Conet 185P/Petriew at epoch 09 April 2007 00:00 UTC (JD: 2454200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.69813794
Orbit inclination i 13.97458924°
Perihelion distance q 0.93760043 AU
140,263,028 km
Aphelion distance Q 5.27451142 AU
789,055,679 km
Semi-major axis a 3.10605592 AU
464,659,353 km
Orbital period period 5.4700 years
1,999.4582 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2007-Feb-24 13:54:17
2,454,156.0794 JD
Next perihelion transit 2012-Aug-16 00:54
2,456,155.5376 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 181.92254960308°
Longitude of the ascending node node 214.10166218128°
Mean anomaly M 7.9978803401977°
Mean motion n 0.18004877°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2056-Nov-07
Distance of closest approach* 0.28246214 AU
42,255,735 km

* 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.