Comet 210P/Christensen Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Comet 210P/Christensen is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Comet 210P/Christensen is right now (view fullscreen)
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Comet 210P/Christensen Distance
The distance of Comet 210P/Christensen from Earth is currently 364,243,351 kilometers, equivalent to 2.434816 Astronomical Units. Light takes 20 minutes and 14.9850 seconds to travel from Comet 210P/Christensen and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 210P/Christensen 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 210P/Christensen from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 210P/Christensen to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 210P/Christensen to Earth happens on Wed Nov 10 2100 at a distance of 0.26933694 Astronomical Units, or 40,292,232 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 210P/Christensen 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 behvior 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 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.
Comet 210P/Christensen rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 210P/Christensen touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Comet 210P/Christensen Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.54451161 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2008-Dec-20 16:17:02
|Next perihelion transit||2014-Sep-05 01:18
|Argument of perihelion||peri||345.47981630229°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||93.884816927051°|
Visualization of Comet 210P/Christensen Orbit
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!
Comet 210P/Christensen 15 Days 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.
|2019 Sep 08||18h 33m 24s||-28° 00’ 32”||21.56||Sagittarius|
|2019 Sep 09||18h 33m 02s||-28° 00’ 38”||21.55||Sagittarius|
|2019 Sep 10||18h 32m 40s||-28° 00’ 43”||21.54||Sagittarius|
|2019 Sep 11||18h 32m 21s||-28° 00’ 46”||21.53||Sagittarius|
|2019 Sep 12||18h 32m 03s||-28° 00’ 47”||21.52||Sagittarius|
|2019 Sep 13||18h 31m 48s||-28° 00’ 44”||21.52||Sagittarius|
|2019 Sep 14||18h 31m 32s||-28° 00’ 41”||21.51||Sagittarius|
|2019 Sep 15||18h 31m 21s||-28° 00’ 36”||21.50||Sagittarius|
|2019 Sep 16||18h 31m 09s||-28° 00’ 29”||21.49||Sagittarius|
|2019 Sep 17||18h 31m 00s||-28° 00’ 19”||21.49||Sagittarius|
|2019 Sep 18||18h 30m 54s||-28° 00’ 09”||21.48||Sagittarius|
|2019 Sep 19||18h 30m 48s||-27° 59’ 57”||21.47||Sagittarius|
|2019 Sep 20||18h 30m 44s||-27° 59’ 43”||21.46||Sagittarius|
|2019 Sep 21||18h 30m 42s||-27° 59’ 26”||21.45||Sagittarius|