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Comet 269P/Jedicke

Comet 269P/Jedicke is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension of Comet 269P/Jedicke is 17h 30m 50s and the Declination is -21° 14’ 26” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 269P/Jedicke is 23.60 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Comet 269P/Jedicke [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

17h 30m 50s
-21° 14’ 26”
Ophiucus
23.60
  • 269P/Jedicke is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 16° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 269P/Jedicke is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 269P/Jedicke rise and set times.
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Comet 269P/Jedicke Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Comet 269P/Jedicke finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.

Map showing Comet 269P/Jedicke in Ophiucus on January, 18 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Comet 269P/Jedicke in Ophiucus on January, 18 2021
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 269P/Jedicke is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

269P/Jedicke
RA: 17h 30m 50s
Dec: -21° 14’ 26”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 269P/Jedicke
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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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 from Earth

The distance of Comet 269P/Jedicke from Earth is currently 1,511,510,376 kilometers, equivalent to 10.103823 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 24 minutes and 1.8559 seconds to travel from Comet 269P/Jedicke and arrive to us.

1,511,510,376
10.103823
1 hours, 24 minutes and 1.8559 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 3.115341 Astronomical Units, or 466,048,349 kilometers:

Mon Dec 26 2089
466,048,349
3.115341

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 23.60.

23.60
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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 behavior 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: 111.2°
Max altitude: 17.3°
Azimuth: 248.8°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 269P/Jedicke touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric 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 0.43465335
Orbit inclination i 6.61166788°
Perihelion distance q 4.07739532 AU
609,969,659 km
Aphelion distance Q 10.34701245 AU
1,547,891,034 km
Semi-major axis a 7.21220389 AU
1,078,930,347 km
Orbital period period 19.3700 years
7,074.5761 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2014-Nov-26 01:31:55
2,456,987.5638 JD
Next perihelion transit 2034-Apr-09 15:21
2,464,062.1399 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 223.91728057704°
Longitude of the ascending node node 248.99416246905°
Mean anomaly M 265.44974323984°
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
2021 Jan 11 17h 27m 24s -21° 13’ 55” 23.60 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 12 17h 27m 52s -21° 14’ 02” 23.60 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 13 17h 28m 22s -21° 14’ 08” 23.60 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 14 17h 28m 50s -21° 14’ 12” 23.60 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 15 17h 29m 17s -21° 14’ 16” 23.60 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 16 17h 29m 45s -21° 14’ 20” 23.60 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 17 17h 30m 14s -21° 14’ 22” 23.60 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 18 17h 30m 41s -21° 14’ 25” 23.60 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 19 17h 31m 08s -21° 14’ 26” 23.60 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 20 17h 31m 36s -21° 14’ 26” 23.59 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 21 17h 32m 02s -21° 14’ 26” 23.59 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 22 17h 32m 29s -21° 14’ 26” 23.59 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 23 17h 32m 54s -21° 14’ 26” 23.59 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 24 17h 33m 21s -21° 14’ 23” 23.59 Ophiucus