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 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.
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!
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.
|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.
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.
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
|Perihelion distance||q||1.20621163 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Nov-16 17:55:17
|Next perihelion transit||2026-Feb-20 04:54
|Argument of perihelion||peri||57.996674483813°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||79.669122365917°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2059-Jan-27|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.29225046 AU
* 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.