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 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 local timezone Europe/London.
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 Jan 15||20.49||18h 41m 09s||-30° 57’ 16”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 16||20.49||18h 41m 44s||-30° 56’ 32”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 17||20.49||18h 42m 20s||-30° 55’ 50”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 18||20.49||18h 42m 56s||-30° 55’ 06”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 19||20.50||18h 43m 31s||-30° 54’ 24”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 20||20.50||18h 44m 05s||-30° 53’ 41”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 21||20.50||18h 44m 40s||-30° 53’ 00”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 22||20.50||18h 45m 15s||-30° 52’ 19”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 23||20.50||18h 45m 50s||-30° 51’ 38”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 24||20.50||18h 46m 23s||-30° 50’ 58”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 25||20.50||18h 46m 58s||-30° 50’ 18”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 26||20.50||18h 47m 31s||-30° 49’ 40”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 27||20.50||18h 48m 06s||-30° 49’ 00”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 28||20.50||18h 48m 38s||-30° 48’ 23”||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.