Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski 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 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.
Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski Orbit Diagram
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 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 Feb 12||14h 42m 23s||+15° 57’ 06”||26.20||Bootes|
|2019 Feb 13||14h 42m 20s||+16° 00’ 42”||26.19||Bootes|
|2019 Feb 14||14h 42m 19s||+16° 04’ 21”||26.19||Bootes|
|2019 Feb 15||14h 42m 15s||+16° 08’ 03”||26.19||Bootes|
|2019 Feb 16||14h 42m 11s||+16° 11’ 48”||26.19||Bootes|
|2019 Feb 17||14h 42m 05s||+16° 15’ 34”||26.19||Bootes|
|2019 Feb 18||14h 41m 58s||+16° 19’ 24”||26.18||Bootes|
|2019 Feb 19||14h 41m 52s||+16° 23’ 17”||26.18||Bootes|
|2019 Feb 20||14h 41m 44s||+16° 27’ 11”||26.18||Bootes|
|2019 Feb 21||14h 41m 35s||+16° 31’ 08”||26.18||Bootes|
|2019 Feb 22||14h 41m 26s||+16° 35’ 06”||26.17||Bootes|
|2019 Feb 23||14h 41m 16s||+16° 39’ 06”||26.17||Bootes|
|2019 Feb 24||14h 41m 04s||+16° 43’ 06”||26.17||Bootes|
|2019 Feb 25||14h 40m 53s||+16° 47’ 09”||26.17||Bootes|
Distance of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski 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 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski
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°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2089-Nov-10|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.84530953 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.