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 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.
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.
|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.
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*||2037-Mar-27|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.32991904 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.