The current Right Ascension of Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra is 16h 00m 38s and the Declination is -15° 07’ 11” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra is 24.34 (JPL).
The observed values of Magnitude, Coma Diameter and Tail Length are derived from the most recent observation recorded at the Comet Observers Database. The value of Predicted Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and, in the case of comets, might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of these objects. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Predicted 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.
- 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Given its current magnitude, 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra 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.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra from Earth is currently 798,743,420 kilometers, equivalent to 5.339270 Astronomical Units. Light takes 44 minutes and 24.3213 seconds to travel from Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra 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.
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 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra to Earth
Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra to Earth happens on Fri Jan 5 2057 at a distance of 1.153057 Astronomical Units, or 172,494,904 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra Brightness and Light Curve
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra, 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.
Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||2.44449882 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2013-Feb-23 13:53:38
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Apr-06 21:03
|Argument of perihelion||peri||38.572040392439°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||81.368493304164°|
Visualization of Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra 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!
Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 Dec 03||15h 53m 16s||-14° 38’ 14”||24.31||Libra|
|2023 Dec 04||15h 54m 17s||-14° 42’ 24”||24.31||Libra|
|2023 Dec 05||15h 55m 18s||-14° 46’ 30”||24.32||Libra|
|2023 Dec 06||15h 56m 21s||-14° 50’ 32”||24.32||Libra|
|2023 Dec 07||15h 57m 21s||-14° 54’ 33”||24.33||Libra|
|2023 Dec 08||15h 58m 23s||-14° 58’ 32”||24.33||Libra|
|2023 Dec 09||15h 59m 25s||-15° 02’ 27”||24.34||Libra|
|2023 Dec 10||16h 00m 25s||-15° 06’ 21”||24.34||Libra|
|2023 Dec 11||16h 01m 27s||-15° 10’ 11”||24.35||Libra|
|2023 Dec 12||16h 02m 26s||-15° 13’ 59”||24.36||Scorpius|
|2023 Dec 13||16h 03m 28s||-15° 17’ 44”||24.36||Scorpius|
|2023 Dec 14||16h 04m 27s||-15° 21’ 28”||24.37||Scorpius|
|2023 Dec 15||16h 05m 29s||-15° 25’ 08”||24.37||Scorpius|
|2023 Dec 16||16h 06m 29s||-15° 28’ 45”||24.37||Scorpius|