Comet 24P/Schaumasse is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Comet 24P/Schaumasse is 22h 36m 39s and the Declination is -22° 57’ 12” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 24P/Schaumasse is 27.91 (JPL).
The observed values of Magnitude, Coma Diameter and Tail Length are derived from the most recent observation recorded at the Comet Observers Database. The value of Predicted Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and, in the case of comets, might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of these objects. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Predicted 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.
- 24P/Schaumasse is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Right now it is placed in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 14° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 24P/Schaumasse is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Comet 24P/Schaumasse Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet 24P/Schaumasse finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 24P/Schaumasse is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
Also check out Where is Comet 24P/Schaumasse?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 24P/Schaumasse in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Comet 24P/Schaumasse Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet 24P/Schaumasse from Earth is currently 765,387,353 kilometers, equivalent to 5.116298 Astronomical Units. Light takes 42 minutes and 33.0574 seconds to travel from Comet 24P/Schaumasse and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 24P/Schaumasse from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.
The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 24P/Schaumasse from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Comet 24P/Schaumasse to Earth
Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 24P/Schaumasse to Earth happens on Mon Jan 27 2059 at a distance of 0.290050 Astronomical Units, or 43,390,833 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 24P/Schaumasse Brightness and Light Curve
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
|Perihelion distance||q||1.20616902 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Nov-16 18:15:34
|Next perihelion transit||2026-Feb-20 01:37
|Argument of perihelion||peri||58.002321488524°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||79.665777754767°|
Visualization of Comet 24P/Schaumasse Orbit
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 15 Days 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.
|2023 Sep 25||22h 40m 37s||-22° 44’ 53”||27.92||Aquarius|
|2023 Sep 26||22h 40m 05s||-22° 46’ 44”||27.92||Aquarius|
|2023 Sep 27||22h 39m 34s||-22° 48’ 30”||27.92||Aquarius|
|2023 Sep 28||22h 39m 03s||-22° 50’ 12”||27.92||Aquarius|
|2023 Sep 29||22h 38m 32s||-22° 51’ 47”||27.92||Aquarius|
|2023 Sep 30||22h 38m 03s||-22° 53’ 18”||27.92||Aquarius|
|2023 Oct 01||22h 37m 32s||-22° 54’ 45”||27.91||Aquarius|
|2023 Oct 02||22h 37m 04s||-22° 56’ 04”||27.91||Aquarius|
|2023 Oct 03||22h 36m 34s||-22° 57’ 20”||27.91||Aquarius|
|2023 Oct 04||22h 36m 06s||-22° 58’ 31”||27.91||Aquarius|
|2023 Oct 05||22h 35m 39s||-22° 59’ 35”||27.91||Aquarius|
|2023 Oct 06||22h 35m 12s||-23° 00’ 36”||27.91||Aquarius|
|2023 Oct 07||22h 34m 45s||-23° 01’ 29”||27.91||Aquarius|
|2023 Oct 08||22h 34m 18s||-23° 02’ 18”||27.91||Aquarius|