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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 April, 20 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
19h 14m 26s
-30° 40’ 05”
20.38
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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.

Azimuth: 120.7°
Max altitude: 7.9°
Azimuth: 239.3°

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
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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 MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 Apr 13 20.40 19h 14m 17s -30° 36’ 47” Sagittarius
2018 Apr 14 20.40 19h 14m 20s -30° 37’ 13” Sagittarius
2018 Apr 15 20.39 19h 14m 21s -30° 37’ 40” Sagittarius
2018 Apr 16 20.39 19h 14m 23s -30° 38’ 07” Sagittarius
2018 Apr 17 20.39 19h 14m 26s -30° 38’ 35” Sagittarius
2018 Apr 18 20.39 19h 14m 26s -30° 39’ 05” Sagittarius
2018 Apr 19 20.39 19h 14m 26s -30° 39’ 34” Sagittarius
2018 Apr 20 20.38 19h 14m 26s -30° 40’ 05” Sagittarius
2018 Apr 21 20.38 19h 14m 26s -30° 40’ 36” Sagittarius
2018 Apr 22 20.38 19h 14m 23s -30° 41’ 08” Sagittarius
2018 Apr 23 20.38 19h 14m 21s -30° 41’ 42” Sagittarius
2018 Apr 24 20.37 19h 14m 20s -30° 42’ 15” Sagittarius
2018 Apr 25 20.37 19h 14m 17s -30° 42’ 50” Sagittarius
2018 Apr 26 20.37 19h 14m 12s -30° 43’ 24” 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.