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 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.
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 26 November 2013 00:00 UTC (JD: 2456623.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.20758411 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Nov-16 08:39:55
|Next perihelion transit||2026-Feb-21 20:28
|Argument of perihelion||peri||57.898226577982°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||79.731780330269°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2059-Feb-03|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.26867839 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.