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.
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.
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!
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.
|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.
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.
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
|Perihelion distance||q||2.15453606 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2014-Mar-14 18:37:45
|Next perihelion transit||2029-Apr-13 09:26
|Argument of perihelion||peri||180.91469210275°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||303.48280474937°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2014-Jan-10|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.28085221 AU
* 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.