Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos is right now (view fullscreen)
Also check out Where is Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos Distance
The distance of Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos from Earth is currently 1,006,934,347 kilometers, equivalent to 6.730940 Astronomical Units. Light takes 55 minutes and 58.7714 seconds to travel from Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos 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 18D/Perrine-Mrkos from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos to Earth happens on Sun Nov 28 2032 at a distance of 0.78463183 Astronomical Units, or 117,379,252 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos 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 18D/Perrine-Mrkos, 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 18D/Perrine-Mrkos rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos 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 18D/Perrine-Mrkos Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.27224808 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||1968-Nov-01 13:00:40
|Next perihelion transit||1975-Jul-21 11:56
|Argument of perihelion||peri||166.05041712495°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||240.87554663092°|
Visualization of Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos 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 18D/Perrine-Mrkos 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2019 Oct 14||12h 44m 52s||-15° 29’ 57”||30.84||Corvus|
|2019 Oct 15||12h 45m 34s||-15° 34’ 01”||30.84||Corvus|
|2019 Oct 16||12h 46m 18s||-15° 38’ 07”||30.84||Corvus|
|2019 Oct 17||12h 47m 00s||-15° 42’ 12”||30.85||Corvus|
|2019 Oct 18||12h 47m 44s||-15° 46’ 18”||30.85||Corvus|
|2019 Oct 19||12h 48m 26s||-15° 50’ 26”||30.85||Corvus|
|2019 Oct 20||12h 49m 09s||-15° 54’ 33”||30.86||Corvus|
|2019 Oct 21||12h 49m 51s||-15° 58’ 40”||30.86||Corvus|
|2019 Oct 22||12h 50m 35s||-16° 02’ 48”||30.86||Corvus|
|2019 Oct 23||12h 51m 16s||-16° 06’ 56”||30.87||Corvus|
|2019 Oct 24||12h 52m 00s||-16° 11’ 04”||30.87||Corvus|
|2019 Oct 25||12h 52m 41s||-16° 15’ 14”||30.87||Corvus|
|2019 Oct 26||12h 53m 24s||-16° 19’ 23”||30.87||Corvus|
|2019 Oct 27||12h 54m 06s||-16° 23’ 31”||30.88||Corvus|