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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 October, 19 2018
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
16h 46m 01s
-23° 16’ 28”

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 behvior 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.

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 Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 113.3°
Max altitude: 15.3°
Azimuth: 246.7°

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 Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2018 Oct 12 16h 37m 02s -22° 51’ 33” 20.99 Ophiucus
2018 Oct 13 16h 38m 11s -22° 54’ 51” 21.02 Ophiucus
2018 Oct 14 16h 39m 20s -22° 58’ 09” 21.05 Ophiucus
2018 Oct 15 16h 40m 28s -23° 01’ 23” 21.07 Ophiucus
2018 Oct 16 16h 41m 38s -23° 04’ 36” 21.10 Ophiucus
2018 Oct 17 16h 42m 47s -23° 07’ 47” 21.13 Ophiucus
2018 Oct 18 16h 43m 57s -23° 10’ 57” 21.15 Ophiucus
2018 Oct 19 16h 45m 06s -23° 14’ 03” 21.18 Ophiucus
2018 Oct 20 16h 46m 17s -23° 17’ 08” 21.20 Ophiucus
2018 Oct 21 16h 47m 26s -23° 20’ 11” 21.23 Ophiucus
2018 Oct 22 16h 48m 38s -23° 23’ 12” 21.25 Ophiucus
2018 Oct 23 16h 49m 47s -23° 26’ 11” 21.28 Ophiucus
2018 Oct 24 16h 50m 58s -23° 29’ 08” 21.30 Ophiucus
2018 Oct 25 16h 52m 09s -23° 32’ 03” 21.33 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 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.