Comet 19P/Borrelly is currently in the constellation of Bootes.
The current Right Ascension of Comet 19P/Borrelly is 13h 48m 55s and the Declination is +16° 18’ 08” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 19P/Borrelly is 22.08 (JPL).
The observed values of Magnitude, Coma Diameter and Tail Length are derived from the most recent observation recorded at the Comet Observers Database. The value of Predicted Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and, in the case of comets, might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of these objects. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Predicted 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.
Today's rise, transit and set times of Comet 19P/Borrelly from Greenwich, United Kingdom (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
- 19P/Borrelly is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Right now it is placed in the East direction at an altitude of 12° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 19P/Borrelly is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Comet 19P/Borrelly Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet 19P/Borrelly 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.
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 19P/Borrelly is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
RA: 13h 48m 55s
Dec: +16° 18’ 08”
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
Also check out Where is Comet 19P/Borrelly?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 19P/Borrelly in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Comet 19P/Borrelly Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet 19P/Borrelly from Earth is currently 526,946,799 kilometers, equivalent to 3.522422 Astronomical Units. Light takes 29 minutes and 17.7053 seconds to travel from Comet 19P/Borrelly and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 19P/Borrelly 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 19P/Borrelly from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Comet 19P/Borrelly to Earth
Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 19P/Borrelly to Earth happens on Wed Dec 6 2028 at a distance of 0.414136 Astronomical Units, or 61,953,874 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 19P/Borrelly Brightness and Light Curve
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 19P/Borrelly, 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 19P/Borrelly Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 19P/Borrelly at epoch 09 February 2021 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459255.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.30589761 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Feb-01 18:03:22
|Next perihelion transit||2028-Dec-08 20:52
|Argument of perihelion||peri||351.85637184474°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||74.310740143697°|
Visualization of Comet 19P/Borrelly Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 19P/Borrelly with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 19P/Borrelly 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!
View Comet 19P/Borrelly in the 3D Solar System Simulator
Comet 19P/Borrelly 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 19P/Borrelly computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 19P/Borrelly in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 May 23||13h 53m 03s||+16° 52’ 46”||21.96||Bootes|
|2023 May 24||13h 52m 27s||+16° 48’ 41”||21.97||Bootes|
|2023 May 25||13h 51m 52s||+16° 44’ 26”||21.99||Bootes|
|2023 May 26||13h 51m 20s||+16° 40’ 04”||22.01||Bootes|
|2023 May 27||13h 50m 47s||+16° 35’ 34”||22.02||Bootes|
|2023 May 28||13h 50m 15s||+16° 30’ 56”||22.04||Bootes|
|2023 May 29||13h 49m 44s||+16° 26’ 11”||22.06||Bootes|
|2023 May 30||13h 49m 14s||+16° 21’ 19”||22.07||Bootes|
|2023 May 31||13h 48m 44s||+16° 16’ 19”||22.09||Bootes|
|2023 Jun 01||13h 48m 16s||+16° 11’ 13”||22.11||Bootes|
|2023 Jun 02||13h 47m 49s||+16° 06’ 01”||22.13||Bootes|
|2023 Jun 03||13h 47m 23s||+16° 00’ 42”||22.14||Bootes|
|2023 Jun 04||13h 46m 58s||+15° 55’ 17”||22.16||Bootes|
|2023 Jun 05||13h 46m 33s||+15° 49’ 45”||22.18||Bootes|