Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra is 12h 06m 13s and the Declination is +12° 11’ 20” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra is 20.30 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra [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]:
- 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-South-West direction at an altitude of 50° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra rise and set times.
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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 552,024,488 kilometers, equivalent to 3.690056 Astronomical Units. Light takes 30 minutes and 41.3555 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 January 2013 and 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
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 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 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra 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 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.
|2022 Sep 28||11h 53m 48s||+13° 24’ 48”||20.25||Leo|
|2022 Sep 29||11h 55m 27s||+13° 14’ 53”||20.26||Leo|
|2022 Sep 30||11h 57m 07s||+13° 05’ 02”||20.26||Leo|
|2022 Oct 01||11h 58m 48s||+12° 55’ 10”||20.27||Virgo|
|2022 Oct 02||12h 00m 28s||+12° 45’ 21”||20.28||Virgo|
|2022 Oct 03||12h 02m 07s||+12° 35’ 35”||20.29||Virgo|
|2022 Oct 04||12h 03m 46s||+12° 25’ 50”||20.29||Virgo|
|2022 Oct 05||12h 05m 25s||+12° 16’ 08”||20.30||Virgo|
|2022 Oct 06||12h 07m 02s||+12° 06’ 28”||20.31||Virgo|
|2022 Oct 07||12h 08m 40s||+11° 56’ 49”||20.32||Virgo|
|2022 Oct 08||12h 10m 18s||+11° 47’ 13”||20.32||Virgo|
|2022 Oct 09||12h 11m 57s||+11° 37’ 40”||20.33||Virgo|
|2022 Oct 10||12h 13m 33s||+11° 28’ 09”||20.34||Virgo|
|2022 Oct 11||12h 15m 11s||+11° 18’ 41”||20.35||Virgo|