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Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT is 03h 52m 40s and the Declination is +28° 17’ 08” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT is 22.50 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

03h 52m 40s
+28° 17’ 08”
  • 193P/LINEAR-NEAT is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South direction at an altitude of 67° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 193P/LINEAR-NEAT is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 193P/LINEAR-NEAT rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT 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.

Map showing Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT in Taurus on May, 19 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT in Taurus on May, 19 2022
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

RA: 03h 52m 40s
Dec: +28° 17’ 08”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT from Earth is currently 572,648,171 kilometers, equivalent to 3.827917 Astronomical Units. Light takes 31 minutes and 50.1487 seconds to travel from Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT and arrive to us.

31 minutes and 50.1487 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT 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.

Distance of Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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 193P/LINEAR-NEAT from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT to Earth happens on Tue Sep 15 2048 at a distance of 1.141660 Astronomical Units, or 170,789,852 kilometers:

Tue Sep 15 2048

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT brightness

The current visual magnitude of Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT is 22.50.


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 193P/LINEAR-NEAT, 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 Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT between January 2013 and December 2100

Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 61.7°
Max altitude: 66.8°
Azimuth: 298.3°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT 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 193P/LINEAR-NEAT Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT at epoch 25 March 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457107.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.39424054
Orbit inclination i 10.68701694°
Perihelion distance q 2.16617343 AU
324,054,933 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.98575267 AU
745,857,985 km
Semi-major axis a 3.57596305 AU
534,956,459 km
Orbital period period 6.7624 years
2,469.9489 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2014-Nov-24 16:26:30
2,456,986.1851 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Aug-29 15:12
2,459,456.1339 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 8.4446646871603°
Longitude of the ascending node node 335.19422019345°
Mean anomaly M 17.681892805033°
Mean motion n 0.14575201°/day

Visualization of Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT 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 Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT
View Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 May 12 03h 38m 57s +27° 35’ 17” 22.37 Taurus
2022 May 13 03h 40m 46s +27° 41’ 07” 22.39 Taurus
2022 May 14 03h 42m 37s +27° 46’ 50” 22.41 Taurus
2022 May 15 03h 44m 26s +27° 52’ 32” 22.43 Taurus
2022 May 16 03h 46m 17s +27° 58’ 08” 22.44 Taurus
2022 May 17 03h 48m 06s +28° 03’ 39” 22.46 Taurus
2022 May 18 03h 49m 57s +28° 09’ 07” 22.48 Taurus
2022 May 19 03h 51m 47s +28° 14’ 31” 22.50 Taurus
2022 May 20 03h 53m 36s +28° 19’ 51” 22.51 Taurus
2022 May 21 03h 55m 27s +28° 25’ 08” 22.53 Taurus
2022 May 22 03h 57m 16s +28° 30’ 19” 22.55 Taurus
2022 May 23 03h 59m 07s +28° 35’ 26” 22.57 Taurus
2022 May 24 04h 00m 56s +28° 40’ 30” 22.58 Taurus
2022 May 25 04h 02m 45s +28° 45’ 29” 22.60 Taurus