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Comet 207P/NEAT

Comet 207P/NEAT is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Comet 207P/NEAT is 20h 12m 44s and the Declination is -11° 10’ 33” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 207P/NEAT is 28.07 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Comet 207P/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]:

20h 12m 44s
-11° 10’ 33”

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Comet 207P/NEAT Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Comet 207P/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 207P/NEAT in Capricornus on December, 09 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Comet 207P/NEAT in Capricornus on December, 09 2021
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 207P/NEAT is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

RA: 20h 12m 44s
Dec: -11° 10’ 33”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 207P/NEAT
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Comet 207P/NEAT?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 207P/NEAT in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Comet 207P/NEAT Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet 207P/NEAT from Earth is currently 974,947,544 kilometers, equivalent to 6.517122 Astronomical Units. Light takes 54 minutes and 12.0750 seconds to travel from Comet 207P/NEAT and arrive to us.

54 minutes and 12.0750 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 207P/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 207P/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 207P/NEAT from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet 207P/NEAT to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 207P/NEAT to Earth happens on Thu Feb 7 2047 at a distance of 0.156705 Astronomical Units, or 23,442,788 kilometers:

Thu Feb 7 2047

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

Comet 207P/NEAT brightness

The current visual magnitude of Comet 207P/NEAT is 28.07.


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 207P/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 207P/NEAT between January 2013 and December 2100

Comet 207P/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 207P/NEAT rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 101.2°
Max altitude: 27.3°
Azimuth: 258.8°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 207P/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 207P/NEAT Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 207P/NEAT at epoch 29 August 2006 00:00 UTC (JD: 2453977.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.75703158
Orbit inclination i 10.15004608°
Perihelion distance q 0.94374271 AU
141,181,901 km
Aphelion distance Q 6.82469673 AU
1,020,960,101 km
Semi-major axis a 3.88421972 AU
581,071,001 km
Orbital period period 7.6553 years
2,796.1091 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2008-Nov-06 09:12:46
2,454,776.8839 JD
Next perihelion transit 2016-Jul-03 11:49
2,457,572.9930 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 271.20379400666°
Longitude of the ascending node node 200.67273644645°
Mean anomaly M 257.0790529806°
Mean motion n 0.12875034°/day

Visualization of Comet 207P/NEAT Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 207P/NEAT with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 207P/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!

Comet 207P/NEAT 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 207P/NEAT computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 207P/NEAT in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Dec 02 20h 08m 47s -11° 14’ 48” 28.07 Capricornus
2021 Dec 03 20h 09m 18s -11° 14’ 21” 28.07 Capricornus
2021 Dec 04 20h 09m 50s -11° 13’ 53” 28.07 Capricornus
2021 Dec 05 20h 10m 22s -11° 13’ 21” 28.07 Capricornus
2021 Dec 06 20h 10m 54s -11° 12’ 46” 28.07 Capricornus
2021 Dec 07 20h 11m 26s -11° 12’ 09” 28.07 Capricornus
2021 Dec 08 20h 11m 59s -11° 11’ 29” 28.07 Capricornus
2021 Dec 09 20h 12m 33s -11° 10’ 46” 28.07 Capricornus
2021 Dec 10 20h 13m 06s -11° 10’ 00” 28.07 Capricornus
2021 Dec 11 20h 13m 41s -11° 09’ 14” 28.07 Capricornus
2021 Dec 12 20h 14m 16s -11° 08’ 22” 28.07 Capricornus
2021 Dec 13 20h 14m 50s -11° 07’ 29” 28.07 Capricornus
2021 Dec 14 20h 15m 25s -11° 06’ 34” 28.07 Capricornus
2021 Dec 15 20h 16m 00s -11° 05’ 36” 28.07 Capricornus