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.
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 local timezone Europe/London.
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.
|2018 Jul 13||21.73||06h 29m 21s||+21° 28’ 27”||Gemini|
|2018 Jul 14||21.73||06h 30m 11s||+21° 28’ 00”||Gemini|
|2018 Jul 15||21.73||06h 31m 01s||+21° 27’ 30”||Gemini|
|2018 Jul 16||21.73||06h 31m 53s||+21° 26’ 59”||Gemini|
|2018 Jul 17||21.73||06h 32m 43s||+21° 26’ 27”||Gemini|
|2018 Jul 18||21.73||06h 33m 33s||+21° 25’ 54”||Gemini|
|2018 Jul 19||21.73||06h 34m 23s||+21° 25’ 20”||Gemini|
|2018 Jul 20||21.73||06h 35m 13s||+21° 24’ 46”||Gemini|
|2018 Jul 21||21.72||06h 36m 03s||+21° 24’ 10”||Gemini|
|2018 Jul 22||21.72||06h 36m 52s||+21° 23’ 32”||Gemini|
|2018 Jul 23||21.72||06h 37m 42s||+21° 22’ 54”||Gemini|
|2018 Jul 24||21.72||06h 38m 31s||+21° 22’ 15”||Gemini|
|2018 Jul 25||21.72||06h 39m 20s||+21° 21’ 35”||Gemini|
|2018 Jul 26||21.72||06h 40m 09s||+21° 20’ 53”||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*||2028-Jul-13|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.35321409 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.