Comet 252P/LINEAR Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 252P/LINEAR 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 252P/LINEAR Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 252P/LINEAR rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 252P/LINEAR Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 252P/LINEAR with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 252P/LINEAR 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 252P/LINEAR Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 252P/LINEAR computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 252P/LINEAR in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2017 Jul 15||28.76||04h 33m 06s||+19° 56’ 52”||Taurus|
|2017 Jul 16||28.76||04h 33m 56s||+19° 57’ 33”||Taurus|
|2017 Jul 17||28.76||04h 34m 44s||+19° 58’ 11”||Taurus|
|2017 Jul 18||28.76||04h 35m 33s||+19° 58’ 50”||Taurus|
|2017 Jul 19||28.76||04h 36m 20s||+19° 59’ 25”||Taurus|
|2017 Jul 20||28.76||04h 37m 08s||+19° 59’ 57”||Taurus|
|2017 Jul 21||28.77||04h 37m 54s||+20° 00’ 29”||Taurus|
|2017 Jul 22||28.77||04h 38m 41s||+20° 00’ 57”||Taurus|
|2017 Jul 23||28.77||04h 39m 28s||+20° 01’ 24”||Taurus|
|2017 Jul 24||28.77||04h 40m 14s||+20° 01’ 50”||Taurus|
|2017 Jul 25||28.77||04h 40m 59s||+20° 02’ 12”||Taurus|
|2017 Jul 26||28.77||04h 41m 44s||+20° 02’ 34”||Taurus|
|2017 Jul 27||28.77||04h 42m 29s||+20° 02’ 52”||Taurus|
|2017 Jul 28||28.77||04h 43m 13s||+20° 03’ 08”||Taurus|
Distance of Comet 252P/LINEAR from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 252P/LINEAR 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 252P/LINEAR is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 252P/LINEAR
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 252P/LINEAR, 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 252P/LINEAR Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 252P/LINEAR at epoch 10 May 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457519.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.99605761 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Mar-15 06:21:57
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Jul-09 22:08
|Argument of perihelion||peri||343.31102191035°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||190.94990321975°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2034-Jun-18|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.62668173 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.