Comet 290P/Jager is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Comet 290P/Jager is 20h 07m 49s and the Declination is -21° 16’ 28” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 290P/Jager is 23.93 (JPL).
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Comet 290P/Jager Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet 290P/Jager 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.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 290P/Jager is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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Comet 290P/Jager Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet 290P/Jager from Earth is currently 1,649,570,599 kilometers, equivalent to 11.026698 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 31 minutes and 42.3752 seconds to travel from Comet 290P/Jager and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 290P/Jager 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.
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 290P/Jager from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 290P/Jager to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 290P/Jager to Earth happens on Fri Jan 10 2014 at a distance of 1.280852 Astronomical Units, or 191,612,770 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 290P/Jager brightness
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 behavior 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.
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 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 290P/Jager touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Comet 290P/Jager Orbital Elements
|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°|
Visualization of Comet 290P/Jager Orbit
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 15 Days 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.
|2021 Jan 12||20h 04m 19s||-21° 29’ 47”||23.93||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 13||20h 04m 45s||-21° 28’ 05”||23.93||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 14||20h 05m 12s||-21° 26’ 25”||23.93||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 15||20h 05m 39s||-21° 24’ 45”||23.93||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 16||20h 06m 06s||-21° 23’ 03”||23.93||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 17||20h 06m 33s||-21° 21’ 21”||23.93||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 18||20h 06m 59s||-21° 19’ 41”||23.93||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 19||20h 07m 26s||-21° 17’ 58”||23.93||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 20||20h 07m 51s||-21° 16’ 17”||23.93||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 21||20h 08m 18s||-21° 14’ 35”||23.93||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 22||20h 08m 45s||-21° 12’ 52”||23.93||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 23||20h 09m 11s||-21° 11’ 11”||23.93||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 24||20h 09m 38s||-21° 09’ 28”||23.93||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 25||20h 10m 05s||-21° 07’ 45”||23.93||Capricornus|