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Comet 210P/Christensen

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Comet 210P/Christensen Position

Comet 210P/Christensen is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension is 19h 19m 16s and the Declination is -26° 47’ 50”.

19h 19m 16s
-26° 47’ 50”

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)

Map showing Comet 210P/Christensen in Sagittarius on November, 22 2019
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Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Comet 210P/Christensen is right now (view fullscreen)

RA: 19h 19m 16s
Dec: -26° 47’ 50”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 210P/Christensen
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Also check out Where is Comet 210P/Christensen?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 210P/Christensen in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Comet 210P/Christensen Distance

The distance of Comet 210P/Christensen from Earth is currently 408,391,903 kilometers, equivalent to 2.729931 Astronomical Units. Light takes 22 minutes and 42.2488 seconds to travel from Comet 210P/Christensen and arrive to us.

22 minutes and 42.2488 seconds

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.

Distance of Comet 210P/Christensen 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 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:

Wed Nov 10 2100

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

Comet 210P/Christensen brightness

The current visual magnitude of Comet 210P/Christensen is 20.59.


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.

Predicted magnitude of Comet 210P/Christensen between January 2013 and December 2100

Comet 210P/Christensen 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 210P/Christensen rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 116.8°
Max altitude: 11.7°
Azimuth: 243.2°
Comet 210P/Christensen is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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

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

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!

Orbit Diagram of Comet 210P/Christensen
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Nov 15 19h 08m 29s -27° 05’ 48” 20.75 Sagittarius
2019 Nov 16 19h 09m 47s -27° 03’ 43” 20.73 Sagittarius
2019 Nov 17 19h 11m 07s -27° 01’ 37” 20.71 Sagittarius
2019 Nov 18 19h 12m 26s -26° 59’ 26” 20.69 Sagittarius
2019 Nov 19 19h 13m 48s -26° 57’ 12” 20.67 Sagittarius
2019 Nov 20 19h 15m 11s -26° 54’ 53” 20.65 Sagittarius
2019 Nov 21 19h 16m 35s -26° 52’ 32” 20.63 Sagittarius
2019 Nov 22 19h 17m 58s -26° 50’ 06” 20.61 Sagittarius
2019 Nov 23 19h 19m 24s -26° 47’ 35” 20.59 Sagittarius
2019 Nov 24 19h 20m 52s -26° 45’ 01” 20.57 Sagittarius
2019 Nov 25 19h 22m 19s -26° 42’ 21” 20.54 Sagittarius
2019 Nov 26 19h 23m 48s -26° 39’ 38” 20.52 Sagittarius
2019 Nov 27 19h 25m 19s -26° 36’ 50” 20.50 Sagittarius
2019 Nov 28 19h 26m 51s -26° 33’ 56” 20.48 Sagittarius