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.
|2018 Apr 13||28.90||23h 17m 56s||-00° 04’ 59”||Pisces|
|2018 Apr 14||28.90||23h 18m 37s||-00° 00’ 37”||Pisces|
|2018 Apr 15||28.90||23h 19m 18s||+00° 03’ 42”||Pisces|
|2018 Apr 16||28.90||23h 19m 59s||+00° 08’ 03”||Pisces|
|2018 Apr 17||28.90||23h 20m 39s||+00° 12’ 21”||Pisces|
|2018 Apr 18||28.90||23h 21m 20s||+00° 16’ 40”||Pisces|
|2018 Apr 19||28.89||23h 22m 00s||+00° 20’ 56”||Pisces|
|2018 Apr 20||28.89||23h 22m 41s||+00° 25’ 10”||Pisces|
|2018 Apr 21||28.89||23h 23m 20s||+00° 29’ 25”||Pisces|
|2018 Apr 22||28.89||23h 23m 59s||+00° 33’ 38”||Pisces|
|2018 Apr 23||28.89||23h 24m 38s||+00° 37’ 49”||Pisces|
|2018 Apr 24||28.89||23h 25m 17s||+00° 41’ 57”||Pisces|
|2018 Apr 25||28.88||23h 25m 55s||+00° 46’ 06”||Pisces|
|2018 Apr 26||28.88||23h 26m 34s||+00° 50’ 12”||Pisces|
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*||2016-Mar-22|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.03573477 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.