Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra is currently in the constellation of Cetus. The current Right Ascension of Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra is 02h 43m 05s and the Declination is +06° 59’ 56” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 274P/Tombaugh-Tenagra is 21.61 (JPL).
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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 646,801,448 kilometers, equivalent to 4.323601 Astronomical Units. Light takes 35 minutes and 57.4974 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 1.152992 Astronomical Units, or 172,485,191 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||2.44183137 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2013-Feb-23 07:58:43
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Apr-07 04:40
|Argument of perihelion||peri||38.455909776517°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||81.36248347719°|
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.
|2021 Apr 30||02h 32m 43s||+05° 56’ 30”||21.68||Cetus|
|2021 May 01||02h 34m 00s||+06° 04’ 36”||21.67||Cetus|
|2021 May 02||02h 35m 18s||+06° 12’ 42”||21.66||Cetus|
|2021 May 03||02h 36m 37s||+06° 20’ 44”||21.66||Cetus|
|2021 May 04||02h 37m 54s||+06° 28’ 45”||21.65||Cetus|
|2021 May 05||02h 39m 14s||+06° 36’ 43”||21.64||Cetus|
|2021 May 06||02h 40m 32s||+06° 44’ 42”||21.63||Cetus|
|2021 May 07||02h 41m 52s||+06° 52’ 36”||21.62||Cetus|
|2021 May 08||02h 43m 10s||+07° 00’ 29”||21.61||Cetus|
|2021 May 09||02h 44m 30s||+07° 08’ 21”||21.60||Cetus|
|2021 May 10||02h 45m 50s||+07° 16’ 09”||21.59||Cetus|
|2021 May 11||02h 47m 08s||+07° 23’ 57”||21.58||Cetus|
|2021 May 12||02h 48m 29s||+07° 31’ 41”||21.57||Cetus|
|2021 May 13||02h 49m 49s||+07° 39’ 24”||21.56||Cetus|