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Comet 290P/Jager

Altitude: -35.6°   Azimuth: 59.9°   Direction: East-North-East

Comet 290P/Jager is currently in the constellation of Aquarius.

The current Right Ascension of Comet 290P/Jager is 20h 56m 23s and the Declination is -11° 37’ 35” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 290P/Jager is 23.53 (JPL).

20h 56m 23s
-11° 37’ 35”

The observed values of Magnitude, Coma Diameter and Tail Length are derived from the most recent observation recorded at the Comet Observers Database. The value of Predicted Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and, in the case of comets, might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of these objects. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Predicted 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.

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

Azimuth: 101.6°
Max altitude: 26.9°
Azimuth: 258.4°
  • 290P/Jager is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 290P/Jager is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.

Finder chart of 290P/Jager in Aquarius on December,03 2023
Map showing Comet 290P/Jager in Aquarius on December, 03 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 290P/Jager
Map showing Comet 290P/Jager in Aquarius on December, 03 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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.

RA: 20h 56m 23s
Dec: -11° 37’ 35”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 290P/Jager
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Comet 290P/Jager?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 290P/Jager in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Comet 290P/Jager Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet 290P/Jager from Earth is currently 1,493,445,323 kilometers, equivalent to 9.983065 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 23 minutes and 1.5974 seconds to travel from Comet 290P/Jager and arrive to us.

1 hours, 23 minutes and 1.5974 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.

Chart of the distance of Comet 290P/Jager from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 290P/Jager to Earth happens on Fri Jan 10 2014 at a distance of 1.280853 Astronomical Units, or 191,612,841 kilometers:

Fri Jan 10 2014

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

Comet 290P/Jager Brightness and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Comet 290P/Jager as a function of time

Comet 290P/Jager Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 290P/Jager at epoch 31 March 2010 00:00 UTC (JD: 2455287.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.64700621
Orbit inclination i 19.06957639°
Perihelion distance q 2.15449728 AU
322,308,206 km
Aphelion distance Q 10.05250086 AU
1,503,832,727 km
Semi-major axis a 6.10349907 AU
913,070,466 km
Orbital period period 15.0791 years
5,507.6553 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2014-Mar-14 22:45:37
2,456,731.4483 JD
Next perihelion transit 2029-Apr-12 14:29
2,462,239.1036 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 180.92126218017°
Longitude of the ascending node node 303.4854561789°
Mean anomaly M 265.61838438657°
Mean motion n 0.06536357°/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
2023 Nov 26 20h 54m 41s -11° 43’ 59” 23.51 Aquarius
2023 Nov 27 20h 54m 53s -11° 43’ 12” 23.51 Aquarius
2023 Nov 28 20h 55m 06s -11° 42’ 23” 23.51 Aquarius
2023 Nov 29 20h 55m 20s -11° 41’ 31” 23.52 Aquarius
2023 Nov 30 20h 55m 35s -11° 40’ 39” 23.52 Aquarius
2023 Dec 01 20h 55m 50s -11° 39’ 44” 23.52 Aquarius
2023 Dec 02 20h 56m 03s -11° 38’ 48” 23.52 Aquarius
2023 Dec 03 20h 56m 18s -11° 37’ 51” 23.53 Aquarius
2023 Dec 04 20h 56m 35s -11° 36’ 52” 23.53 Aquarius
2023 Dec 05 20h 56m 51s -11° 35’ 52” 23.53 Aquarius
2023 Dec 06 20h 57m 06s -11° 34’ 49” 23.53 Aquarius
2023 Dec 07 20h 57m 23s -11° 33’ 44” 23.53 Aquarius
2023 Dec 08 20h 57m 39s -11° 32’ 38” 23.54 Aquarius
2023 Dec 09 20h 57m 56s -11° 31’ 31” 23.54 Aquarius