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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:48  ☀️ Transit: 13:04  🌅 Sunset: 19:21


Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT is currently in the constellation of Auriga. The current Right Ascension of Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT is 06h 29m 04s and the Declination is +31° 01’ 48” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT is 26.28 (JPL).

06h 29m 04s
+31° 01’ 48”

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

Azimuth: 59.0°
Max altitude: 69.5°
Azimuth: 301.0°
  • 193P/LINEAR-NEAT is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Right now it is placed in the North-East direction at an altitude of 9° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 193P/LINEAR-NEAT is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Available Resources

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 Auriga on March, 27 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT in Auriga on March, 27 2023
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: 06h 29m 04s
Dec: +31° 01’ 48”
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 574,011,284 kilometers, equivalent to 3.837028 Astronomical Units. Light takes 31 minutes and 54.6955 seconds to travel from Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT and arrive to us.

31 minutes and 54.6955 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.

Chart of the distance of Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT to Earth happens on Tue Sep 15 2048 at a distance of 1.141659 Astronomical Units, or 170,789,809 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 26.28.


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.

Chart of the magnitude of Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT as a function of time

Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 193P/LINEAR-NEAT at epoch 14 April 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457127.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.39422291
Orbit inclination i 10.68702346°
Perihelion distance q 2.16616270 AU
324,053,328 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.98551972 AU
745,823,137 km
Semi-major axis a 3.57584121 AU
534,938,232 km
Orbital period period 6.7620 years
2,469.8226 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2014-Nov-24 16:17:29
2,456,986.1788 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Aug-29 12:02
2,459,456.0014 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 8.442574829415°
Longitude of the ascending node node 335.19426803023°
Mean anomaly M 20.598898336713°
Mean motion n 0.14575946°/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
2023 Mar 20 06h 25m 35s +31° 25’ 05” 26.14 Auriga
2023 Mar 21 06h 25m 59s +31° 21’ 56” 26.16 Auriga
2023 Mar 22 06h 26m 26s +31° 18’ 47” 26.18 Auriga
2023 Mar 23 06h 26m 53s +31° 15’ 38” 26.20 Auriga
2023 Mar 24 06h 27m 20s +31° 12’ 30” 26.21 Auriga
2023 Mar 25 06h 27m 50s +31° 09’ 23” 26.23 Auriga
2023 Mar 26 06h 28m 19s +31° 06’ 15” 26.25 Auriga
2023 Mar 27 06h 28m 50s +31° 03’ 10” 26.27 Auriga
2023 Mar 28 06h 29m 22s +31° 00’ 03” 26.29 Auriga
2023 Mar 29 06h 29m 54s +30° 56’ 57” 26.31 Auriga
2023 Mar 30 06h 30m 29s +30° 53’ 53” 26.33 Auriga
2023 Mar 31 06h 31m 03s +30° 50’ 48” 26.35 Auriga
2023 Apr 01 06h 31m 37s +30° 47’ 44” 26.37 Auriga
2023 Apr 02 06h 32m 13s +30° 44’ 40” 26.38 Auriga