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 Jun 14||16.05||05h 13m 23s||+23° 51’ 21”||Taurus|
|2018 Jun 15||16.05||05h 15m 43s||+24° 00’ 01”||Taurus|
|2018 Jun 16||16.05||05h 18m 02s||+24° 08’ 31”||Taurus|
|2018 Jun 17||16.05||05h 20m 22s||+24° 16’ 54”||Taurus|
|2018 Jun 18||16.06||05h 22m 42s||+24° 25’ 09”||Taurus|
|2018 Jun 19||16.06||05h 25m 03s||+24° 33’ 17”||Taurus|
|2018 Jun 20||16.06||05h 27m 24s||+24° 41’ 17”||Taurus|
|2018 Jun 21||16.06||05h 29m 44s||+24° 49’ 09”||Taurus|
|2018 Jun 22||16.06||05h 32m 04s||+24° 56’ 53”||Taurus|
|2018 Jun 23||16.07||05h 34m 26s||+25° 04’ 29”||Taurus|
|2018 Jun 24||16.07||05h 36m 47s||+25° 11’ 57”||Taurus|
|2018 Jun 25||16.07||05h 39m 07s||+25° 19’ 18”||Taurus|
|2018 Jun 26||16.07||05h 41m 29s||+25° 26’ 31”||Taurus|
|2018 Jun 27||16.08||05h 43m 50s||+25° 33’ 37”||Taurus|
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 21 September 2012 00:00 UTC (JD: 2456192.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.12538178 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2010-Oct-04 13:38:25
|Next perihelion transit||2018-May-11 17:13
|Argument of perihelion||peri||352.05661997214°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||74.955177681767°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2055-Nov-23|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.13033097 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.