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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.

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 269P/Jedicke in Libra on December, 16 2018
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15h 44m 33s
-20° 30’ 38”
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21.03
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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 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 Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 110.5°
Max altitude: 18.0°
Azimuth: 249.5°

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
View Comet 269P/Jedicke in the 3D Solar System Simulator

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 Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2018 Dec 09 15h 40m 27s -20° 18’ 59” 21.03 Libra
2018 Dec 10 15h 41m 03s -20° 20’ 40” 21.03 Libra
2018 Dec 11 15h 41m 39s -20° 22’ 23” 21.03 Libra
2018 Dec 12 15h 42m 14s -20° 24’ 03” 21.03 Libra
2018 Dec 13 15h 42m 48s -20° 25’ 44” 21.03 Libra
2018 Dec 14 15h 43m 23s -20° 27’ 23” 21.03 Libra
2018 Dec 15 15h 43m 59s -20° 29’ 00” 21.03 Libra
2018 Dec 16 15h 44m 32s -20° 30’ 38” 21.03 Libra
2018 Dec 17 15h 45m 07s -20° 32’ 13” 21.03 Libra
2018 Dec 18 15h 45m 42s -20° 33’ 50” 21.03 Libra
2018 Dec 19 15h 46m 15s -20° 35’ 23” 21.03 Libra
2018 Dec 20 15h 46m 50s -20° 36’ 56” 21.03 Libra
2018 Dec 21 15h 47m 23s -20° 38’ 30” 21.03 Scorpius
2018 Dec 22 15h 47m 57s -20° 40’ 00” 21.03 Scorpius

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.