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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 August, 16 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
15h 43m 35s
-19° 06’ 02”
 = 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: 109.1°
Max altitude: 19.4°
Azimuth: 250.9°

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 Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2018 Aug 09 15h 39m 14s -18° 35’ 17” 18.93 Libra
2018 Aug 10 15h 39m 47s -18° 39’ 33” 18.97 Libra
2018 Aug 11 15h 40m 23s -18° 43’ 50” 19.00 Libra
2018 Aug 12 15h 40m 58s -18° 48’ 06” 19.04 Libra
2018 Aug 13 15h 41m 35s -18° 52’ 24” 19.08 Libra
2018 Aug 14 15h 42m 11s -18° 56’ 42” 19.12 Libra
2018 Aug 15 15h 42m 50s -19° 01’ 00” 19.15 Libra
2018 Aug 16 15h 43m 28s -19° 05’ 17” 19.19 Libra
2018 Aug 17 15h 44m 08s -19° 09’ 36” 19.23 Libra
2018 Aug 18 15h 44m 48s -19° 13’ 54” 19.26 Libra
2018 Aug 19 15h 45m 30s -19° 18’ 11” 19.30 Libra
2018 Aug 20 15h 46m 13s -19° 22’ 30” 19.34 Libra
2018 Aug 21 15h 46m 55s -19° 26’ 48” 19.37 Libra
2018 Aug 22 15h 47m 39s -19° 31’ 05” 19.41 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 20 October 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457316.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.70483718
Orbit inclination i 11.73405452°
Perihelion distance q 1.20621163 AU
180,446,692 km
Aphelion distance Q 6.96698327 AU
1,042,245,864 km
Semi-major axis a 4.08659745 AU
611,346,278 km
Orbital period period 8.2600 years
3,017.4579 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2017-Nov-16 17:55:17
2,458,074.2467 JD
Next perihelion transit 2026-Feb-20 04:54
2,461,091.7046 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 57.996674483813°
Longitude of the ascending node node 79.669122365917°
Mean anomaly M 269.59647644484°
Mean motion n 0.11930573°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2059-Jan-27
Distance of closest approach* 0.29225046 AU
43,720,047 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.