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).
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 207P/NEAT 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 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.
Comet 207P/NEAT rise and set times
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
|Perihelion distance||q||0.94374271 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2008-Nov-06 09:12:46
|Next perihelion transit||2016-Jul-03 11:49
|Argument of perihelion||peri||271.20379400666°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||200.67273644645°|
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.
|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|