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Comet 269P/Jedicke

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Comet 269P/Jedicke Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 269P/Jedicke is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

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Comet 269P/Jedicke in Libra on April, 19 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
14h 59m 56s
-19° 25’ 41”
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet 269P/Jedicke Rise and Set Times

Today's Comet 269P/Jedicke rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 109.4°
Max altitude: 19.1°
Azimuth: 250.6°

Comet 269P/Jedicke Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 269P/Jedicke with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 269P/Jedicke 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 269P/Jedicke
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Comet 269P/Jedicke Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 269P/Jedicke computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 269P/Jedicke in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 Apr 12 19.91 15h 02m 33s -19° 38’ 07” Libra
2018 Apr 13 19.91 15h 02m 11s -19° 36’ 24” Libra
2018 Apr 14 19.91 15h 01m 49s -19° 34’ 41” Libra
2018 Apr 15 19.91 15h 01m 27s -19° 32’ 57” Libra
2018 Apr 16 19.91 15h 01m 05s -19° 31’ 10” Libra
2018 Apr 17 19.91 15h 00m 42s -19° 29’ 22” Libra
2018 Apr 18 19.91 15h 00m 19s -19° 27’ 33” Libra
2018 Apr 19 19.91 14h 59m 56s -19° 25’ 41” Libra
2018 Apr 20 19.91 14h 59m 32s -19° 23’ 48” Libra
2018 Apr 21 19.91 14h 59m 08s -19° 21’ 52” Libra
2018 Apr 22 19.91 14h 58m 45s -19° 19’ 56” Libra
2018 Apr 23 19.91 14h 58m 22s -19° 18’ 00” Libra
2018 Apr 24 19.91 14h 57m 57s -19° 16’ 00” Libra
2018 Apr 25 19.92 14h 57m 33s -19° 14’ 00” Libra

Distance of Comet 269P/Jedicke from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 269P/Jedicke 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 269P/Jedicke is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Comet 269P/Jedicke from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Comet 269P/Jedicke

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 269P/Jedicke, 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 269P/Jedicke between January 2013 and December 2075

Comet 269P/Jedicke Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 269P/Jedicke at epoch 24 October 2009 00:00 UTC (JD: 2455129.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.43465330
Orbit inclination i 6.61167225°
Perihelion distance q 4.07739567 AU
609,969,712 km
Aphelion distance Q 10.34701210 AU
1,547,890,981 km
Semi-major axis a 7.21220388 AU
1,078,930,346 km
Orbital period period 19.3700 years
7,074.5761 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2014-Nov-26 01:31:35
2,456,987.5636 JD
Next perihelion transit 2034-Apr-09 15:21
2,464,062.1397 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 223.91722327185°
Longitude of the ascending node node 248.99418857555°
Mean anomaly M 265.44975548085°
Mean motion n 0.05088644°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2015-Jan-21
Distance of closest approach* 3.11891558 AU
466,583,131 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.