Comet 240P/NEAT Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 240P/NEAT 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 240P/NEAT Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 240P/NEAT rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 240P/NEAT Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 240P/NEAT with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 240P/NEAT 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 240P/NEAT Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 240P/NEAT computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 240P/NEAT in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2018 Jan 15||16.04||00h 34m 24s||-14° 37’ 24”||Cetus|
|2018 Jan 16||16.04||00h 35m 39s||-14° 19’ 13”||Cetus|
|2018 Jan 17||16.04||00h 36m 54s||-14° 01’ 00”||Cetus|
|2018 Jan 18||16.04||00h 38m 09s||-13° 42’ 47”||Cetus|
|2018 Jan 19||16.04||00h 39m 26s||-13° 24’ 33”||Cetus|
|2018 Jan 20||16.04||00h 40m 44s||-13° 06’ 18”||Cetus|
|2018 Jan 21||16.04||00h 42m 02s||-12° 48’ 02”||Cetus|
|2018 Jan 22||16.04||00h 43m 21s||-12° 29’ 44”||Cetus|
|2018 Jan 23||16.04||00h 44m 40s||-12° 11’ 27”||Cetus|
|2018 Jan 24||16.04||00h 46m 00s||-11° 53’ 09”||Cetus|
|2018 Jan 25||16.04||00h 47m 21s||-11° 34’ 50”||Cetus|
|2018 Jan 26||16.04||00h 48m 42s||-11° 16’ 32”||Cetus|
|2018 Jan 27||16.04||00h 50m 04s||-10° 58’ 14”||Cetus|
|2018 Jan 28||16.04||00h 51m 28s||-10° 39’ 53”||Cetus|
Distance of Comet 240P/NEAT from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 240P/NEAT 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 240P/NEAT is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 240P/NEAT
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 240P/NEAT, 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 240P/NEAT Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 240P/NEAT at epoch 28 April 2012 00:00 UTC (JD: 2456046.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.12488344 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2010-Oct-04 11:42:01
|Next perihelion transit||2018-May-10 17:12
|Argument of perihelion||peri||352.02475966575°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||74.960523173007°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2055-Nov-28|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.10663696 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.