Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos (Lost)
Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos (Lost) is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension of Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos (Lost) is 15h 15m 43s and the Declination is -20° 44’ 12” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos (Lost) is 31.33 (JPL).
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Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos (Lost) Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos (Lost) 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 Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos (Lost) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos (Lost) Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos (Lost) from Earth is currently 1,036,315,897 kilometers, equivalent to 6.927344 Astronomical Units. Light takes 57 minutes and 36.7777 seconds to travel from Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos (Lost) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos (Lost) 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 (Lost) 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 (Lost) to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos (Lost) to Earth happens on Sun Nov 28 2032 at a distance of 0.784610 Astronomical Units, or 117,375,993 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos (Lost) 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 Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos (Lost), 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 (Lost) rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos (Lost) 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.
Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos (Lost) 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 (Lost) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos (Lost) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos (Lost) 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 (Lost) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 18D/Perrine-Mrkos (Lost) 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 (Lost) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2021 Dec 01||15h 10m 39s||-20° 28’ 26”||31.36||Libra|
|2021 Dec 02||15h 11m 21s||-20° 30’ 41”||31.35||Libra|
|2021 Dec 03||15h 12m 05s||-20° 32’ 54”||31.35||Libra|
|2021 Dec 04||15h 12m 47s||-20° 35’ 08”||31.34||Libra|
|2021 Dec 05||15h 13m 29s||-20° 37’ 22”||31.34||Libra|
|2021 Dec 06||15h 14m 12s||-20° 39’ 33”||31.33||Libra|
|2021 Dec 07||15h 14m 56s||-20° 41’ 44”||31.33||Libra|
|2021 Dec 08||15h 15m 38s||-20° 43’ 54”||31.33||Libra|
|2021 Dec 09||15h 16m 19s||-20° 46’ 04”||31.32||Libra|
|2021 Dec 10||15h 17m 03s||-20° 48’ 12”||31.32||Libra|
|2021 Dec 11||15h 17m 44s||-20° 50’ 20”||31.31||Libra|
|2021 Dec 12||15h 18m 25s||-20° 52’ 26”||31.31||Libra|
|2021 Dec 13||15h 19m 08s||-20° 54’ 30”||31.30||Libra|
|2021 Dec 14||15h 19m 49s||-20° 56’ 35”||31.30||Libra|