Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski is currently in the constellation of Phoenix.
The current Right Ascension of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski is 00h 37m 38s and the Declination is -50° 01’ 34” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski is 19.78 (JPL).
The observed values of Magnitude, Coma Diameter and Tail Length are derived from the most recent observation recorded at the Comet Observers Database. The value of Predicted Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and, in the case of comets, might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of these objects. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Predicted 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.
Today's rise, transit and set times of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski from Greenwich, United Kingdom (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
- 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Given its current magnitude, 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
RA: 00h 37m 38s
Dec: -50° 01’ 34”
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
Also check out Where is Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski from Earth is currently 346,846,059 kilometers, equivalent to 2.318523 Astronomical Units. Light takes 19 minutes and 16.9539 seconds to travel from Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski 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 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski to Earth
Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski to Earth happens on Thu Nov 10 2089 at a distance of 0.845310 Astronomical Units, or 126,456,524 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski Brightness and Light Curve
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski, 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 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski at epoch 15 February 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457800.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.77635298 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Sep-05 03:11:37
|Next perihelion transit||2023-Dec-31 20:44
|Argument of perihelion||peri||341.12146370211°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||54.006824361972°|
Visualization of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski 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!
View Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski in the 3D Solar System Simulator
Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 May 27||00h 20m 13s||-49° 53’ 21”||19.96||Phoenix|
|2023 May 28||00h 22m 42s||-49° 54’ 20”||19.93||Phoenix|
|2023 May 29||00h 25m 09s||-49° 55’ 23”||19.91||Phoenix|
|2023 May 30||00h 27m 38s||-49° 56’ 30”||19.88||Phoenix|
|2023 May 31||00h 30m 05s||-49° 57’ 38”||19.86||Phoenix|
|2023 Jun 01||00h 32m 31s||-49° 58’ 50”||19.83||Phoenix|
|2023 Jun 02||00h 34m 59s||-50° 00’ 06”||19.81||Phoenix|
|2023 Jun 03||00h 37m 24s||-50° 01’ 24”||19.78||Phoenix|
|2023 Jun 04||00h 39m 51s||-50° 02’ 47”||19.76||Phoenix|
|2023 Jun 05||00h 42m 16s||-50° 04’ 12”||19.73||Phoenix|
|2023 Jun 06||00h 44m 42s||-50° 05’ 40”||19.71||Phoenix|
|2023 Jun 07||00h 47m 06s||-50° 07’ 13”||19.68||Phoenix|
|2023 Jun 08||00h 49m 31s||-50° 08’ 48”||19.66||Phoenix|
|2023 Jun 09||00h 51m 55s||-50° 10’ 27”||19.63||Phoenix|