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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 January, 23 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
15h 04m 18s
-19° 49’ 32”
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 = 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: 109.8°
Max altitude: 18.7°
Azimuth: 250.2°

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 Jan 16 20.06 15h 01m 42s -19° 39’ 01” Libra
2018 Jan 17 20.06 15h 02m 06s -19° 40’ 36” Libra
2018 Jan 18 20.06 15h 02m 30s -19° 42’ 11” Libra
2018 Jan 19 20.05 15h 02m 52s -19° 43’ 44” Libra
2018 Jan 20 20.05 15h 03m 15s -19° 45’ 14” Libra
2018 Jan 21 20.05 15h 03m 36s -19° 46’ 41” Libra
2018 Jan 22 20.05 15h 03m 57s -19° 48’ 08” Libra
2018 Jan 23 20.05 15h 04m 18s -19° 49’ 32” Libra
2018 Jan 24 20.04 15h 04m 39s -19° 50’ 54” Libra
2018 Jan 25 20.04 15h 04m 59s -19° 52’ 14” Libra
2018 Jan 26 20.04 15h 05m 17s -19° 53’ 32” Libra
2018 Jan 27 20.04 15h 05m 36s -19° 54’ 47” Libra
2018 Jan 28 20.04 15h 05m 54s -19° 56’ 02” Libra
2018 Jan 29 20.03 15h 06m 12s -19° 57’ 12” 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 11 October 2009 00:00 UTC (JD: 2455116.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.43461393
Orbit inclination i 6.61169613°
Perihelion distance q 4.07755749 AU
609,993,919 km
Aphelion distance Q 10.34641827 AU
1,547,802,146 km
Semi-major axis a 7.21198788 AU
1,078,898,033 km
Orbital period period 19.3700 years
7,074.2582 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2014-Nov-26 04:57:36
2,456,987.7067 JD
Next perihelion transit 2034-Apr-09 11:09
2,464,061.9649 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 223.91834085797°
Longitude of the ascending node node 248.99721330694°
Mean anomaly M 264.77667357775°
Mean motion n 0.05088873°/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.