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Comet 276P/Vorobjov

Comet 276P/Vorobjov is currently in the constellation of Pisces.

The current Right Ascension of Comet 276P/Vorobjov is 23h 14m 00s and the Declination is +07° 32’ 54” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 276P/Vorobjov is 20.21 (JPL).

23h 14m 00s
+07° 32’ 54”

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: 82.4°
Max altitude: 46.0°
Azimuth: 277.5°
  • 276P/Vorobjov is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 276P/Vorobjov is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Comet 276P/Vorobjov Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Comet 276P/Vorobjov 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.

Finder chart of 276P/Vorobjov in Pisces on June,01 2023
Map showing Comet 276P/Vorobjov in Pisces on June, 01 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 276P/Vorobjov
Map showing Comet 276P/Vorobjov in Pisces on June, 01 2023
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: 23h 14m 00s
Dec: +07° 32’ 54”
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 697,528,789 kilometers, equivalent to 4.662692 Astronomical Units. Light takes 38 minutes and 46.7056 seconds to travel from Comet 276P/Vorobjov and arrive to us.

38 minutes and 46.7056 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
2023 May 25 23h 09m 47s +06° 56’ 27” 20.28 Pisces
2023 May 26 23h 10m 23s +07° 01’ 22” 20.27 Pisces
2023 May 27 23h 10m 57s +07° 06’ 12” 20.26 Pisces
2023 May 28 23h 11m 30s +07° 11’ 03” 20.25 Pisces
2023 May 29 23h 12m 03s +07° 15’ 50” 20.24 Pisces
2023 May 30 23h 12m 37s +07° 20’ 35” 20.23 Pisces
2023 May 31 23h 13m 09s +07° 25’ 17” 20.23 Pisces
2023 Jun 01 23h 13m 41s +07° 29’ 57” 20.22 Pisces
2023 Jun 02 23h 14m 12s +07° 34’ 33” 20.21 Pisces
2023 Jun 03 23h 14m 42s +07° 39’ 07” 20.20 Pisces
2023 Jun 04 23h 15m 11s +07° 43’ 40” 20.19 Pisces
2023 Jun 05 23h 15m 42s +07° 48’ 09” 20.18 Pisces
2023 Jun 06 23h 16m 10s +07° 52’ 36” 20.18 Pisces
2023 Jun 07 23h 16m 38s +07° 56’ 58” 20.17 Pisces