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Comet 24P/Schaumasse

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Comet 24P/Schaumasse Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 24P/Schaumasse 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 24P/Schaumasse in Libra on June, 19 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
15h 37m 26s
-15° 25’ 20”
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet 24P/Schaumasse Rise and Set Times

Today's Comet 24P/Schaumasse rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 105.4°
Max altitude: 23.1°
Azimuth: 254.6°

Comet 24P/Schaumasse Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 24P/Schaumasse with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 24P/Schaumasse 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!

Orbit Diagram of Comet 24P/Schaumasse
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Comet 24P/Schaumasse Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 24P/Schaumasse computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 24P/Schaumasse in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 Jun 12 16.49 15h 42m 20s -15° 06’ 07” Libra
2018 Jun 13 16.53 15h 41m 33s -15° 08’ 45” Libra
2018 Jun 14 16.58 15h 40m 47s -15° 11’ 26” Libra
2018 Jun 15 16.62 15h 40m 04s -15° 14’ 08” Libra
2018 Jun 16 16.66 15h 39m 21s -15° 16’ 53” Libra
2018 Jun 17 16.71 15h 38m 40s -15° 19’ 40” Libra
2018 Jun 18 16.75 15h 38m 03s -15° 22’ 28” Libra
2018 Jun 19 16.80 15h 37m 26s -15° 25’ 20” Libra
2018 Jun 20 16.84 15h 36m 51s -15° 28’ 15” Libra
2018 Jun 21 16.88 15h 36m 16s -15° 31’ 11” Libra
2018 Jun 22 16.93 15h 35m 44s -15° 34’ 12” Libra
2018 Jun 23 16.97 15h 35m 15s -15° 37’ 13” Libra
2018 Jun 24 17.02 15h 34m 45s -15° 40’ 17” Libra
2018 Jun 25 17.06 15h 34m 19s -15° 43’ 23” Libra

Distance of Comet 24P/Schaumasse from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 24P/Schaumasse 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 24P/Schaumasse is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Comet 24P/Schaumasse from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Comet 24P/Schaumasse

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 24P/Schaumasse, 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.

Predicted magnitude of Comet 24P/Schaumasse between January 2013 and December 2075

Comet 24P/Schaumasse Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 24P/Schaumasse at epoch 30 August 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457265.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.70483420
Orbit inclination i 11.73417544°
Perihelion distance q 1.20626783 AU
180,455,099 km
Aphelion distance Q 6.96722534 AU
1,042,282,077 km
Semi-major axis a 4.08674658 AU
611,368,588 km
Orbital period period 8.2600 years
3,017.6231 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2017-Nov-16 17:33:31
2,458,074.2316 JD
Next perihelion transit 2026-Feb-20 08:30
2,461,091.8547 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 57.99001134399°
Longitude of the ascending node node 79.673280259939°
Mean anomaly M 263.51897021162°
Mean motion n 0.11929919°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2059-Jan-27
Distance of closest approach* 0.29125188 AU
43,570,661 km

* 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.