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Comet 290P/Jager

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Comet 290P/Jager Position

Comet 290P/Jager is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension is 19h 07m 16s and the Declination is -27° 08’ 46”.

19h 07m 16s
-27° 08’ 46”

Simplified sky chart showing where Comet 290P/Jager is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Comet 290P/Jager in Sagittarius on September, 15 2019
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Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Comet 290P/Jager is right now (view fullscreen)

RA: 19h 07m 16s
Dec: -27° 08’ 46”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 290P/Jager
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Comet 290P/Jager Distance

The distance of Comet 290P/Jager from Earth is currently 1,364,451,778 kilometers, equivalent to 9.120797 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 15 minutes and 51.3212 seconds to travel from Comet 290P/Jager and arrive to us.

1 hours, 15 minutes and 51.3212 seconds

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.

Distance of Comet 290P/Jager from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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 1.28085221 Astronomical Units, or 191,612,763 kilometers:

Fri Jan 10 2014

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Comet 290P/Jager brightness

The current visual magnitude of Comet 290P/Jager is 23.32.


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.

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 2100

Comet 290P/Jager rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Comet 290P/Jager rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 117.1°
Max altitude: 11.4°
Azimuth: 242.9°
Comet 290P/Jager is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 290P/Jager touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

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

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!

Orbit Diagram of Comet 290P/Jager
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Sep 08 19h 08m 12s -27° 14’ 03” 23.29 Sagittarius
2019 Sep 09 19h 08m 03s -27° 13’ 23” 23.29 Sagittarius
2019 Sep 10 19h 07m 54s -27° 12’ 43” 23.30 Sagittarius
2019 Sep 11 19h 07m 45s -27° 12’ 02” 23.30 Sagittarius
2019 Sep 12 19h 07m 39s -27° 11’ 21” 23.31 Sagittarius
2019 Sep 13 19h 07m 32s -27° 10’ 38” 23.31 Sagittarius
2019 Sep 14 19h 07m 24s -27° 09’ 56” 23.31 Sagittarius
2019 Sep 15 19h 07m 18s -27° 09’ 11” 23.32 Sagittarius
2019 Sep 16 19h 07m 14s -27° 08’ 26” 23.32 Sagittarius
2019 Sep 17 19h 07m 09s -27° 07’ 41” 23.33 Sagittarius
2019 Sep 18 19h 07m 04s -27° 06’ 56” 23.33 Sagittarius
2019 Sep 19 19h 07m 00s -27° 06’ 08” 23.34 Sagittarius
2019 Sep 20 19h 06m 56s -27° 05’ 21” 23.34 Sagittarius
2019 Sep 21 19h 06m 52s -27° 04’ 32” 23.35 Sagittarius