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 Aug 11||07h 30m 20s||+28° 44’ 11”||16.19||Gemini|
|2018 Aug 12||07h 32m 39s||+28° 45’ 51”||16.19||Gemini|
|2018 Aug 13||07h 34m 59s||+28° 47’ 26”||16.20||Gemini|
|2018 Aug 14||07h 37m 18s||+28° 48’ 56”||16.20||Gemini|
|2018 Aug 15||07h 39m 37s||+28° 50’ 20”||16.20||Gemini|
|2018 Aug 16||07h 41m 54s||+28° 51’ 38”||16.20||Gemini|
|2018 Aug 17||07h 44m 13s||+28° 52’ 53”||16.21||Gemini|
|2018 Aug 18||07h 46m 32s||+28° 54’ 02”||16.21||Gemini|
|2018 Aug 19||07h 48m 48s||+28° 55’ 05”||16.21||Gemini|
|2018 Aug 20||07h 51m 06s||+28° 56’ 03”||16.21||Gemini|
|2018 Aug 21||07h 53m 23s||+28° 56’ 57”||16.22||Gemini|
|2018 Aug 22||07h 55m 41s||+28° 57’ 47”||16.22||Gemini|
|2018 Aug 23||07h 57m 57s||+28° 58’ 32”||16.22||Gemini|
|2018 Aug 24||08h 00m 14s||+28° 59’ 12”||16.22||Gemini|
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.