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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 July, 17 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
18h 46m 01s
-31° 17’ 36”
 = 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: 121.3°
Max altitude: 7.2°
Azimuth: 238.7°

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 Jul 10 20.35 18h 49m 13s -31° 19’ 14” Sagittarius
2018 Jul 11 20.35 18h 48m 44s -31° 19’ 05” Sagittarius
2018 Jul 12 20.35 18h 48m 17s -31° 18’ 54” Sagittarius
2018 Jul 13 20.35 18h 47m 49s -31° 18’ 42” Sagittarius
2018 Jul 14 20.36 18h 47m 22s -31° 18’ 28” Sagittarius
2018 Jul 15 20.36 18h 46m 55s -31° 18’ 11” Sagittarius
2018 Jul 16 20.36 18h 46m 28s -31° 17’ 54” Sagittarius
2018 Jul 17 20.36 18h 46m 01s -31° 17’ 36” Sagittarius
2018 Jul 18 20.37 18h 45m 34s -31° 17’ 16” Sagittarius
2018 Jul 19 20.37 18h 45m 09s -31° 16’ 54” Sagittarius
2018 Jul 20 20.37 18h 44m 43s -31° 16’ 32” Sagittarius
2018 Jul 21 20.38 18h 44m 17s -31° 16’ 06” Sagittarius
2018 Jul 22 20.38 18h 43m 50s -31° 15’ 41” Sagittarius
2018 Jul 23 20.38 18h 43m 26s -31° 15’ 14” 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.