Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
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Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski Distance
The distance of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski from Earth is currently 989,292,317 kilometers, equivalent to 6.613011 Astronomical Units. Light takes 54 minutes and 59.9240 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 January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski to Earth happens on Thu Nov 10 2089 at a distance of 0.84530953 Astronomical Units, or 126,456,506 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski 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 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 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski 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 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski Orbital Elements
|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!
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.
|2019 Oct 14||14h 16m 32s||+04° 06’ 07”||27.29||Virgo|
|2019 Oct 15||14h 17m 09s||+04° 00’ 28”||27.29||Virgo|
|2019 Oct 16||14h 17m 48s||+03° 54’ 50”||27.30||Virgo|
|2019 Oct 17||14h 18m 26s||+03° 49’ 14”||27.30||Virgo|
|2019 Oct 18||14h 19m 05s||+03° 43’ 41”||27.30||Virgo|
|2019 Oct 19||14h 19m 44s||+03° 38’ 09”||27.30||Virgo|
|2019 Oct 20||14h 20m 22s||+03° 32’ 40”||27.30||Virgo|
|2019 Oct 21||14h 21m 01s||+03° 27’ 15”||27.30||Virgo|
|2019 Oct 22||14h 21m 39s||+03° 21’ 51”||27.31||Virgo|
|2019 Oct 23||14h 22m 18s||+03° 16’ 28”||27.31||Virgo|
|2019 Oct 24||14h 22m 58s||+03° 11’ 08”||27.31||Virgo|
|2019 Oct 25||14h 23m 36s||+03° 05’ 52”||27.31||Virgo|
|2019 Oct 26||14h 24m 16s||+03° 00’ 37”||27.31||Virgo|
|2019 Oct 27||14h 24m 56s||+02° 55’ 24”||27.31||Virgo|