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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 July, 20 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
14h 35m 51s
-16° 54’ 15”
 = 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: 106.9°
Max altitude: 21.6°
Azimuth: 253.1°

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 Jul 13 20.31 14h 35m 38s -16° 57’ 12” Libra
2018 Jul 14 20.31 14h 35m 38s -16° 56’ 39” Libra
2018 Jul 15 20.32 14h 35m 39s -16° 56’ 08” Libra
2018 Jul 16 20.33 14h 35m 39s -16° 55’ 41” Libra
2018 Jul 17 20.34 14h 35m 42s -16° 55’ 15” Libra
2018 Jul 18 20.34 14h 35m 44s -16° 54’ 52” Libra
2018 Jul 19 20.35 14h 35m 47s -16° 54’ 33” Libra
2018 Jul 20 20.36 14h 35m 51s -16° 54’ 15” Libra
2018 Jul 21 20.36 14h 35m 53s -16° 53’ 59” Libra
2018 Jul 22 20.37 14h 35m 58s -16° 53’ 47” Libra
2018 Jul 23 20.38 14h 36m 03s -16° 53’ 35” Libra
2018 Jul 24 20.39 14h 36m 08s -16° 53’ 27” Libra
2018 Jul 25 20.39 14h 36m 15s -16° 53’ 22” Libra
2018 Jul 26 20.40 14h 36m 20s -16° 53’ 20” 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.