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Comet 276P/Vorobjov

Altitude: 34.8°   Azimuth: 240.1°   Direction: West-South-West

Comet 276P/Vorobjov is currently in the constellation of Pisces, at a distance of 748,294,175 kilometers from Earth.

Finder chart of 276P/Vorobjov in Pisces on April,25 2024
Map showing Comet 276P/Vorobjov in Pisces on April, 25 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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The current Right Ascension of Comet 276P/Vorobjov is 01h 17m 24s and the Declination is +11° 03’ 26” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 276P/Vorobjov is 20.12 (JPL).

01h 17m 24s
+11° 03’ 26”

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.

Today's rise, transit and set times of Comet 276P/Vorobjov from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 79.0°
Max altitude: 49.6°
Azimuth: 281.1°
  • 276P/Vorobjov is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 35° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 276P/Vorobjov is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Additional Resources

Comet 276P/Vorobjov Position and Finder Charts

Finder chart of 276P/Vorobjov
Map showing Comet 276P/Vorobjov in Pisces on April, 25 2024
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 276P/Vorobjov is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

RA: 01h 17m 24s
Dec: +11° 03’ 26”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 276P/Vorobjov
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Comet 276P/Vorobjov?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 276P/Vorobjov in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Comet 276P/Vorobjov Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet 276P/Vorobjov from Earth is currently 748,294,175 kilometers, equivalent to 5.002038 Astronomical Units. Light takes 41 minutes and 36.0407 seconds to travel from Comet 276P/Vorobjov and arrive to us.

41 minutes and 36.0407 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 276P/Vorobjov 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.

Chart of the distance of Comet 276P/Vorobjov from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 276P/Vorobjov from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest Approach of Comet 276P/Vorobjov to Earth

Between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2099, the closest approach of Comet 276P/Vorobjov to Earth happens on Thu Nov 7 2024 at a distance of 2.913402 Astronomical Units, or 435,838,741 kilometers:

Thu Nov 7 2024

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

Comet 276P/Vorobjov Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 276P/Vorobjov, 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.

Chart of the magnitude of Comet 276P/Vorobjov as a function of time

Comet 276P/Vorobjov Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 276P/Vorobjov at epoch 18 May 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457161.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.27507352
Orbit inclination i 14.42398480°
Perihelion distance q 3.89976486 AU
583,396,520 km
Aphelion distance Q 6.85929818 AU
1,026,136,404 km
Semi-major axis a 5.37953152 AU
804,766,462 km
Orbital period period 12.4774 years
4,557.3786 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2013-Jan-04 06:43:29
2,456,296.7802 JD
Next perihelion transit 2025-Jun-27 15:48
2,460,854.1588 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 205.54464857382°
Longitude of the ascending node node 212.67831650568°
Mean anomaly M 68.306619601301°
Mean motion n 0.07899278°/day

Visualization of Comet 276P/Vorobjov Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 276P/Vorobjov with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 276P/Vorobjov 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 276P/Vorobjov
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Comet 276P/Vorobjov 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 276P/Vorobjov computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 276P/Vorobjov in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2024 Apr 18 01h 08m 35s +10° 23’ 03” 20.14 Pisces
2024 Apr 19 01h 09m 45s +10° 28’ 26” 20.14 Pisces
2024 Apr 20 01h 10m 54s +10° 33’ 47” 20.13 Pisces
2024 Apr 21 01h 12m 05s +10° 39’ 07” 20.13 Pisces
2024 Apr 22 01h 13m 14s +10° 44’ 27” 20.13 Pisces
2024 Apr 23 01h 14m 23s +10° 49’ 46” 20.13 Pisces
2024 Apr 24 01h 15m 33s +10° 55’ 05” 20.12 Pisces
2024 Apr 25 01h 16m 42s +11° 00’ 21” 20.12 Pisces
2024 Apr 26 01h 17m 53s +11° 05’ 38” 20.12 Pisces
2024 Apr 27 01h 19m 02s +11° 10’ 53” 20.12 Pisces
2024 Apr 28 01h 20m 12s +11° 16’ 08” 20.12 Pisces
2024 Apr 29 01h 21m 21s +11° 21’ 20” 20.11 Pisces
2024 Apr 30 01h 22m 31s +11° 26’ 33” 20.11 Pisces
2024 May 01 01h 23m 40s +11° 31’ 44” 20.11 Pisces