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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 Ophiucus on April, 25 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
16h 36m 39s
-13° 31’ 23”
 = 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: 103.5°
Max altitude: 25.0°
Azimuth: 256.5°

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 Apr 18 14.35 16h 43m 00s -13° 20’ 22” Ophiucus
2018 Apr 19 14.39 16h 42m 11s -13° 21’ 56” Ophiucus
2018 Apr 20 14.42 16h 41m 21s -13° 23’ 29” Ophiucus
2018 Apr 21 14.45 16h 40m 28s -13° 25’ 03” Ophiucus
2018 Apr 22 14.49 16h 39m 33s -13° 26’ 36” Ophiucus
2018 Apr 23 14.52 16h 38m 38s -13° 28’ 12” Ophiucus
2018 Apr 24 14.55 16h 37m 39s -13° 29’ 47” Ophiucus
2018 Apr 25 14.59 16h 36m 39s -13° 31’ 23” Ophiucus
2018 Apr 26 14.62 16h 35m 38s -13° 32’ 58” Ophiucus
2018 Apr 27 14.66 16h 34m 36s -13° 34’ 36” Ophiucus
2018 Apr 28 14.69 16h 33m 30s -13° 36’ 12” Ophiucus
2018 Apr 29 14.73 16h 32m 26s -13° 37’ 50” Ophiucus
2018 Apr 30 14.76 16h 31m 18s -13° 39’ 29” Ophiucus
2018 May 01 14.80 16h 30m 11s -13° 41’ 08” Ophiucus

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 10 April 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457123.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.70487025
Orbit inclination i 11.73485510°
Perihelion distance q 1.20624407 AU
180,451,544 km
Aphelion distance Q 6.96808662 AU
1,042,410,923 km
Semi-major axis a 4.08716534 AU
611,431,234 km
Orbital period period 8.2600 years
3,018.0869 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2017-Nov-16 15:07:37
2,458,074.1303 JD
Next perihelion transit 2026-Feb-20 17:12
2,461,092.2172 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 57.970069661757°
Longitude of the ascending node node 79.68881337738°
Mean anomaly M 246.60800015874°
Mean motion n 0.11928086°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2059-Feb-03
Distance of closest approach* 0.26874151 AU
40,203,158 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.