Comet 24P/Schaumasse is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension of Comet 24P/Schaumasse is 20h 06m 30s and the Declination is -29° 40’ 50” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 24P/Schaumasse is 28.59 (JPL).
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Comet 24P/Schaumasse Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet 24P/Schaumasse finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 24P/Schaumasse is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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Comet 24P/Schaumasse Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet 24P/Schaumasse from Earth is currently 819,186,023 kilometers, equivalent to 5.475920 Astronomical Units. Light takes 45 minutes and 32.5104 seconds to travel from Comet 24P/Schaumasse and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 24P/Schaumasse from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.
The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 24P/Schaumasse from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 24P/Schaumasse to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 24P/Schaumasse to Earth happens on Mon Jan 27 2059 at a distance of 0.29004955 Astronomical Units, or 43,390,795 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 24P/Schaumasse brightness
The observed magnitude and coma diameter values are derived from the Comet Observers Database by averaging the values reported in recent observations (more recent than 4 days), when available. The Estimated Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of comets. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Estimated Magnitude as a directional indication. We acknowledge with thanks the comet observations from the COBS Comet Observation Database contributed by observers worldwide and used in this table to report recent comet observations.
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.
Comet 24P/Schaumasse rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 24P/Schaumasse touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Comet 24P/Schaumasse Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.20616902 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Nov-16 18:15:34
|Next perihelion transit||2026-Feb-20 01:37
|Argument of perihelion||peri||58.002321488524°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||79.665777754767°|
Visualization of Comet 24P/Schaumasse Orbit
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!
Comet 24P/Schaumasse 15 Days 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.
|2020 Aug 08||20h 10m 38s||-29° 31’ 06”||28.55||Sagittarius|
|2020 Aug 09||20h 10m 04s||-29° 32’ 35”||28.55||Sagittarius|
|2020 Aug 10||20h 09m 29s||-29° 34’ 02”||28.56||Sagittarius|
|2020 Aug 11||20h 08m 54s||-29° 35’ 26”||28.56||Sagittarius|
|2020 Aug 12||20h 08m 21s||-29° 36’ 46”||28.57||Sagittarius|
|2020 Aug 13||20h 07m 47s||-29° 38’ 03”||28.57||Sagittarius|
|2020 Aug 14||20h 07m 14s||-29° 39’ 16”||28.58||Sagittarius|
|2020 Aug 15||20h 06m 42s||-29° 40’ 27”||28.59||Sagittarius|
|2020 Aug 16||20h 06m 08s||-29° 41’ 34”||28.59||Sagittarius|
|2020 Aug 17||20h 05m 36s||-29° 42’ 38”||28.60||Sagittarius|
|2020 Aug 18||20h 05m 04s||-29° 43’ 38”||28.60||Sagittarius|
|2020 Aug 19||20h 04m 33s||-29° 44’ 36”||28.61||Sagittarius|
|2020 Aug 20||20h 04m 04s||-29° 45’ 30”||28.62||Sagittarius|
|2020 Aug 21||20h 03m 33s||-29° 46’ 22”||28.62||Sagittarius|