Comet 185P/Petriew Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Comet 185P/Petriew is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
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Comet 185P/Petriew Distance
The distance of Comet 185P/Petriew from Earth is currently 793,739,330 kilometers, equivalent to 5.305820 Astronomical Units. Light takes 44 minutes and 7.6294 seconds to travel from Comet 185P/Petriew and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 185P/Petriew 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 185P/Petriew from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 185P/Petriew to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 185P/Petriew to Earth happens on Tue Nov 7 2056 at a distance of 0.28173181 Astronomical Units, or 42,146,479 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 185P/Petriew 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 behvior 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 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 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 185P/Petriew touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Comet 185P/Petriew Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.93197571 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2012-Aug-13 13:13:58
|Next perihelion transit||2018-Jan-27 21:15
|Argument of perihelion||peri||181.93919392608°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||214.09125498944°|
Visualization of Comet 185P/Petriew Orbit
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 15 Days 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.
|2019 Aug 15||12h 16m 13s||-06° 08’ 43”||23.56||Virgo|
|2019 Aug 16||12h 16m 57s||-06° 12’ 11”||23.57||Virgo|
|2019 Aug 17||12h 17m 41s||-06° 15’ 41”||23.58||Virgo|
|2019 Aug 18||12h 18m 25s||-06° 19’ 14”||23.58||Virgo|
|2019 Aug 19||12h 19m 10s||-06° 22’ 49”||23.59||Virgo|
|2019 Aug 20||12h 19m 56s||-06° 26’ 26”||23.60||Virgo|
|2019 Aug 21||12h 20m 42s||-06° 30’ 05”||23.61||Virgo|
|2019 Aug 22||12h 21m 28s||-06° 33’ 46”||23.62||Virgo|
|2019 Aug 23||12h 22m 14s||-06° 37’ 28”||23.63||Virgo|
|2019 Aug 24||12h 22m 59s||-06° 41’ 13”||23.64||Virgo|
|2019 Aug 25||12h 23m 45s||-06° 45’ 01”||23.65||Virgo|
|2019 Aug 26||12h 24m 32s||-06° 48’ 48”||23.65||Virgo|
|2019 Aug 27||12h 25m 18s||-06° 52’ 40”||23.66||Virgo|
|2019 Aug 28||12h 26m 06s||-06° 56’ 31”||23.67||Virgo|