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Comet 210P/Christensen

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Comet 210P/Christensen Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 210P/Christensen 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 210P/Christensen in Sagittarius on January, 24 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
18h 07m 27s
-22° 15’ 34”
26.54
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet 210P/Christensen Rise and Set Times

Today's Comet 210P/Christensen rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 112.3°
Max altitude: 16.3°
Azimuth: 247.7°

Comet 210P/Christensen Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 210P/Christensen with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 210P/Christensen 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 210P/Christensen
View Comet 210P/Christensen in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Comet 210P/Christensen Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 210P/Christensen computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 210P/Christensen in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 Jan 17 26.57 18h 02m 30s -22° 14’ 48” Sagittarius
2018 Jan 18 26.57 18h 03m 14s -22° 14’ 57” Sagittarius
2018 Jan 19 26.56 18h 03m 56s -22° 15’ 05” Sagittarius
2018 Jan 20 26.56 18h 04m 39s -22° 15’ 11” Sagittarius
2018 Jan 21 26.55 18h 05m 21s -22° 15’ 19” Sagittarius
2018 Jan 22 26.55 18h 06m 03s -22° 15’ 24” Sagittarius
2018 Jan 23 26.55 18h 06m 46s -22° 15’ 29” Sagittarius
2018 Jan 24 26.54 18h 07m 27s -22° 15’ 34” Sagittarius
2018 Jan 25 26.54 18h 08m 08s -22° 15’ 38” Sagittarius
2018 Jan 26 26.53 18h 08m 49s -22° 15’ 41” Sagittarius
2018 Jan 27 26.53 18h 09m 30s -22° 15’ 42” Sagittarius
2018 Jan 28 26.52 18h 10m 10s -22° 15’ 44” Sagittarius
2018 Jan 29 26.52 18h 10m 51s -22° 15’ 44” Sagittarius
2018 Jan 30 26.51 18h 11m 31s -22° 15’ 44” Sagittarius

Distance of Comet 210P/Christensen from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 210P/Christensen 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 210P/Christensen is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Comet 210P/Christensen from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Comet 210P/Christensen

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 210P/Christensen, 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 210P/Christensen between January 2013 and December 2075

Comet 210P/Christensen Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 210P/Christensen at epoch 15 March 2007 00:00 UTC (JD: 2454175.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.82948783
Orbit inclination i 10.17716268°
Perihelion distance q 0.54451161 AU
81,457,777 km
Aphelion distance Q 5.84226554 AU
873,990,486 km
Semi-major axis a 3.19338857 AU
477,724,132 km
Orbital period period 5.7100 years
2,084.3761 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2008-Dec-20 16:17:02
2,454,821.1785 JD
Next perihelion transit 2014-Sep-05 01:18
2,456,905.5546 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 345.47981630229°
Longitude of the ascending node node 93.884816927051°
Mean anomaly M 248.48257087628°
Mean motion n 0.17271356°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2037-Mar-27
Distance of closest approach* 0.32991904 AU
49,355,186 km

* 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.