Comet 209P/LINEAR Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 209P/LINEAR is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.
More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.
Comet 209P/LINEAR Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 209P/LINEAR rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 209P/LINEAR Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 209P/LINEAR with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 209P/LINEAR 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 209P/LINEAR Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 209P/LINEAR computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 209P/LINEAR in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2017 Nov 17||29.46||03h 37m 21s||+15° 40’ 39”||Taurus|
|2017 Nov 18||29.46||03h 36m 26s||+15° 39’ 21”||Taurus|
|2017 Nov 19||29.45||03h 35m 34s||+15° 38’ 04”||Taurus|
|2017 Nov 20||29.44||03h 34m 40s||+15° 36’ 48”||Taurus|
|2017 Nov 21||29.44||03h 33m 47s||+15° 35’ 31”||Taurus|
|2017 Nov 22||29.43||03h 32m 53s||+15° 34’ 15”||Taurus|
|2017 Nov 23||29.43||03h 31m 59s||+15° 33’ 01”||Taurus|
|2017 Nov 24||29.42||03h 31m 05s||+15° 31’ 45”||Taurus|
|2017 Nov 25||29.42||03h 30m 12s||+15° 30’ 32”||Taurus|
|2017 Nov 26||29.41||03h 29m 20s||+15° 29’ 18”||Taurus|
|2017 Nov 27||29.41||03h 28m 27s||+15° 28’ 06”||Taurus|
|2017 Nov 28||29.40||03h 27m 33s||+15° 26’ 57”||Taurus|
|2017 Nov 29||29.40||03h 26m 41s||+15° 25’ 46”||Taurus|
|2017 Nov 30||29.39||03h 25m 50s||+15° 24’ 38”||Taurus|
Distance of Comet 209P/LINEAR from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 209P/LINEAR from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.
The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 209P/LINEAR is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 209P/LINEAR
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 209P/LINEAR, 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 209P/LINEAR Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 209P/LINEAR at epoch 22 June 2011 00:00 UTC (JD: 2455735.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.90098697 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2009-Apr-17 12:44:57
|Next perihelion transit||2014-Apr-24 00:41
|Argument of perihelion||peri||150.52958376952°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||65.393856991194°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2014-May-29|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.05555069 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.