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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 February, 21 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
16h 27m 26s
-11° 20’ 58”
 = 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: 101.3°
Max altitude: 27.2°
Azimuth: 258.7°

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 Feb 14 12.18 16h 17m 21s -10° 51’ 26” Scorpius
2018 Feb 15 12.22 16h 18m 54s -10° 56’ 02” Scorpius
2018 Feb 16 12.26 16h 20m 25s -11° 00’ 29” Scorpius
2018 Feb 17 12.30 16h 21m 52s -11° 04’ 50” Scorpius
2018 Feb 18 12.34 16h 23m 18s -11° 09’ 02” Ophiucus
2018 Feb 19 12.38 16h 24m 43s -11° 13’ 08” Ophiucus
2018 Feb 20 12.42 16h 26m 05s -11° 17’ 07” Ophiucus
2018 Feb 21 12.45 16h 27m 26s -11° 20’ 58” Ophiucus
2018 Feb 22 12.49 16h 28m 45s -11° 24’ 44” Ophiucus
2018 Feb 23 12.53 16h 30m 02s -11° 28’ 23” Ophiucus
2018 Feb 24 12.57 16h 31m 15s -11° 31’ 57” Ophiucus
2018 Feb 25 12.60 16h 32m 29s -11° 35’ 23” Ophiucus
2018 Feb 26 12.64 16h 33m 38s -11° 38’ 44” Ophiucus
2018 Feb 27 12.68 16h 34m 46s -11° 42’ 01” 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 26 November 2013 00:00 UTC (JD: 2456623.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.70463407
Orbit inclination i 11.73831004°
Perihelion distance q 1.20758411 AU
180,652,012 km
Aphelion distance Q 6.96928378 AU
1,042,590,015 km
Semi-major axis a 4.08843394 AU
611,621,014 km
Orbital period period 8.2700 years
3,019.4922 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2017-Nov-16 08:39:55
2,458,073.8611 JD
Next perihelion transit 2026-Feb-21 20:28
2,461,093.3532 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 57.898226577982°
Longitude of the ascending node node 79.731780330269°
Mean anomaly M 187.08019930636°
Mean motion n 0.11922535°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2059-Feb-03
Distance of closest approach* 0.26867839 AU
40,193,714 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.