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.
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.
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 Europe/London timezone.
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!
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.
|2019 Mar 18||19h 48m 08s||-22° 35’ 26”||24.46||Sagittarius|
|2019 Mar 19||19h 48m 52s||-22° 34’ 23”||24.45||Sagittarius|
|2019 Mar 20||19h 49m 36s||-22° 33’ 20”||24.43||Sagittarius|
|2019 Mar 21||19h 50m 18s||-22° 32’ 20”||24.42||Sagittarius|
|2019 Mar 22||19h 51m 02s||-22° 31’ 19”||24.40||Sagittarius|
|2019 Mar 23||19h 51m 43s||-22° 30’ 21”||24.38||Sagittarius|
|2019 Mar 24||19h 52m 26s||-22° 29’ 23”||24.37||Sagittarius|
|2019 Mar 25||19h 53m 07s||-22° 28’ 28”||24.35||Sagittarius|
|2019 Mar 26||19h 53m 47s||-22° 27’ 33”||24.34||Sagittarius|
|2019 Mar 27||19h 54m 26s||-22° 26’ 40”||24.32||Sagittarius|
|2019 Mar 28||19h 55m 06s||-22° 25’ 49”||24.30||Sagittarius|
|2019 Mar 29||19h 55m 45s||-22° 24’ 59”||24.29||Sagittarius|
|2019 Mar 30||19h 56m 24s||-22° 24’ 11”||24.27||Sagittarius|
|2019 Mar 31||19h 57m 02s||-22° 23’ 24”||24.25||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.
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.
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
|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°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2100-Nov-10|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.26933694 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2100-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.