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Comet 290P/Jager

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Comet 290P/Jager Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 290P/Jager is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Comet 290P/Jager in Sagittarius on October, 15 2018
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
18h 33m 52s
-29° 44’ 24”

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 behvior 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.

Comet 290P/Jager Rise and Set Times

Today's Comet 290P/Jager rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 119.7°
Max altitude: 8.8°
Azimuth: 240.3°

Comet 290P/Jager Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 290P/Jager with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 290P/Jager 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 290P/Jager
View Comet 290P/Jager in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Comet 290P/Jager Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 290P/Jager computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 290P/Jager in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2018 Oct 08 18h 32m 20s -29° 54’ 06” 20.78 Sagittarius
2018 Oct 09 18h 32m 30s -29° 52’ 49” 20.79 Sagittarius
2018 Oct 10 18h 32m 42s -29° 51’ 30” 20.79 Sagittarius
2018 Oct 11 18h 32m 53s -29° 50’ 13” 20.80 Sagittarius
2018 Oct 12 18h 33m 06s -29° 48’ 56” 20.80 Sagittarius
2018 Oct 13 18h 33m 19s -29° 47’ 38” 20.81 Sagittarius
2018 Oct 14 18h 33m 32s -29° 46’ 19” 20.81 Sagittarius
2018 Oct 15 18h 33m 46s -29° 45’ 02” 20.82 Sagittarius
2018 Oct 16 18h 34m 00s -29° 43’ 45” 20.82 Sagittarius
2018 Oct 17 18h 34m 14s -29° 42’ 28” 20.83 Sagittarius
2018 Oct 18 18h 34m 28s -29° 41’ 09” 20.83 Sagittarius
2018 Oct 19 18h 34m 44s -29° 39’ 51” 20.84 Sagittarius
2018 Oct 20 18h 34m 59s -29° 38’ 35” 20.85 Sagittarius
2018 Oct 21 18h 35m 16s -29° 37’ 18” 20.85 Sagittarius

Distance of Comet 290P/Jager from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 290P/Jager from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.

The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 290P/Jager is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Comet 290P/Jager from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Comet 290P/Jager

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 290P/Jager, 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.

Predicted magnitude of Comet 290P/Jager between January 2013 and December 2075

Comet 290P/Jager Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 290P/Jager at epoch 04 May 2010 00:00 UTC (JD: 2455321.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.64704096
Orbit inclination i 19.06799819°
Perihelion distance q 2.15453606 AU
322,314,007 km
Aphelion distance Q 10.05388376 AU
1,504,039,605 km
Semi-major axis a 6.10420991 AU
913,176,806 km
Orbital period period 15.0800 years
5,508.6175 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2014-Mar-14 18:37:45
2,456,731.2762 JD
Next perihelion transit 2029-Apr-13 09:26
2,462,239.8937 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 180.91469210275°
Longitude of the ascending node node 303.48280474937°
Mean anomaly M 267.86809172711°
Mean motion n 0.06535215°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2014-Jan-10
Distance of closest approach* 1.28085221 AU
191,612,763 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.