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Comet 269P/Jedicke

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Comet 269P/Jedicke Position

Comet 269P/Jedicke is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension is 15h 47m 02s and the Declination is -19° 30’ 32”.

15h 47m 02s
-19° 30’ 32”

Simplified sky chart showing where Comet 269P/Jedicke is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Comet 269P/Jedicke in Libra on September, 15 2019
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Comet 269P/Jedicke is right now (view fullscreen)

RA: 15h 47m 02s
Dec: -19° 30’ 32”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 269P/Jedicke
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Also check out Where is Comet 269P/Jedicke?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 269P/Jedicke in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Comet 269P/Jedicke Distance

The distance of Comet 269P/Jedicke from Earth is currently 1,316,137,863 kilometers, equivalent to 8.797838 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 13 minutes and 10.1634 seconds to travel from Comet 269P/Jedicke and arrive to us.

1 hours, 13 minutes and 10.1634 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 269P/Jedicke from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.

Distance of Comet 269P/Jedicke from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 269P/Jedicke from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet 269P/Jedicke to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 269P/Jedicke to Earth happens on Mon Dec 26 2089 at a distance of 3.11534159 Astronomical Units, or 466,048,469 kilometers:

Mon Dec 26 2089

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Comet 269P/Jedicke brightness

The current visual magnitude of Comet 269P/Jedicke is 23.30.


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.

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 2100

Comet 269P/Jedicke rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

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

Azimuth: 109.5°
Max altitude: 19.0°
Azimuth: 250.5°
Comet 269P/Jedicke is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 269P/Jedicke touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

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

Visualization of Comet 269P/Jedicke Orbit

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 15 Days 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
2019 Sep 08 15h 44m 44s -19° 24’ 42” 23.25 Libra
2019 Sep 09 15h 45m 01s -19° 25’ 24” 23.26 Libra
2019 Sep 10 15h 45m 19s -19° 26’ 08” 23.27 Libra
2019 Sep 11 15h 45m 35s -19° 26’ 53” 23.27 Libra
2019 Sep 12 15h 45m 55s -19° 27’ 39” 23.28 Libra
2019 Sep 13 15h 46m 13s -19° 28’ 27” 23.28 Libra
2019 Sep 14 15h 46m 32s -19° 29’ 15” 23.29 Libra
2019 Sep 15 15h 46m 50s -19° 30’ 03” 23.30 Libra
2019 Sep 16 15h 47m 11s -19° 30’ 55” 23.30 Libra
2019 Sep 17 15h 47m 30s -19° 31’ 45” 23.31 Libra
2019 Sep 18 15h 47m 50s -19° 32’ 38” 23.31 Libra
2019 Sep 19 15h 48m 11s -19° 33’ 30” 23.32 Libra
2019 Sep 20 15h 48m 33s -19° 34’ 24” 23.32 Libra
2019 Sep 21 15h 48m 55s -19° 35’ 20” 23.33 Libra