Comet 22P/Kopff Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 22P/Kopff 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 22P/Kopff Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 22P/Kopff rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.
Comet 22P/Kopff Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 22P/Kopff with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 22P/Kopff 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 22P/Kopff Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 22P/Kopff computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 22P/Kopff in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2019 Feb 12||06h 36m 06s||+21° 44’ 42”||21.12||Gemini|
|2019 Feb 13||06h 35m 40s||+21° 45’ 33”||21.12||Gemini|
|2019 Feb 14||06h 35m 17s||+21° 46’ 23”||21.13||Gemini|
|2019 Feb 15||06h 34m 54s||+21° 47’ 15”||21.13||Gemini|
|2019 Feb 16||06h 34m 33s||+21° 48’ 03”||21.14||Gemini|
|2019 Feb 17||06h 34m 13s||+21° 48’ 52”||21.14||Gemini|
|2019 Feb 18||06h 33m 52s||+21° 49’ 40”||21.15||Gemini|
|2019 Feb 19||06h 33m 33s||+21° 50’ 26”||21.16||Gemini|
|2019 Feb 20||06h 33m 15s||+21° 51’ 14”||21.16||Gemini|
|2019 Feb 21||06h 32m 57s||+21° 51’ 59”||21.17||Gemini|
|2019 Feb 22||06h 32m 40s||+21° 52’ 44”||21.17||Gemini|
|2019 Feb 23||06h 32m 25s||+21° 53’ 26”||21.18||Gemini|
|2019 Feb 24||06h 32m 09s||+21° 54’ 10”||21.19||Gemini|
|2019 Feb 25||06h 31m 55s||+21° 54’ 52”||21.19||Gemini|
Distance of Comet 22P/Kopff from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 22P/Kopff 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 22P/Kopff is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 22P/Kopff
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 22P/Kopff, 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 22P/Kopff Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 22P/Kopff at epoch 17 November 2010 00:00 UTC (JD: 2455518.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.57659910 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2009-May-25 05:37:06
|Next perihelion transit||2015-Oct-31 01:38
|Argument of perihelion||peri||162.74226064958°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||120.88055338598°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2095-Jul-20|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.17955904 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.