Comet 294P/LINEAR Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 294P/LINEAR 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 294P/LINEAR Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 294P/LINEAR rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 294P/LINEAR Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 294P/LINEAR with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 294P/LINEAR 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 294P/LINEAR Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 294P/LINEAR computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 294P/LINEAR in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2018 Jul 13||28.44||03h 11m 29s||+34° 44’ 53”||Perseus|
|2018 Jul 14||28.42||03h 12m 23s||+34° 50’ 48”||Perseus|
|2018 Jul 15||28.41||03h 13m 17s||+34° 56’ 44”||Perseus|
|2018 Jul 16||28.39||03h 14m 11s||+35° 02’ 39”||Perseus|
|2018 Jul 17||28.38||03h 15m 03s||+35° 08’ 34”||Perseus|
|2018 Jul 18||28.36||03h 15m 56s||+35° 14’ 29”||Perseus|
|2018 Jul 19||28.35||03h 16m 49s||+35° 20’ 24”||Perseus|
|2018 Jul 20||28.33||03h 17m 40s||+35° 26’ 17”||Perseus|
|2018 Jul 21||28.32||03h 18m 33s||+35° 32’ 12”||Perseus|
|2018 Jul 22||28.30||03h 19m 23s||+35° 38’ 08”||Perseus|
|2018 Jul 23||28.29||03h 20m 13s||+35° 44’ 02”||Perseus|
|2018 Jul 24||28.27||03h 21m 05s||+35° 49’ 57”||Perseus|
|2018 Jul 25||28.26||03h 21m 54s||+35° 55’ 51”||Perseus|
|2018 Jul 26||28.24||03h 22m 44s||+36° 01’ 45”||Perseus|
Distance of Comet 294P/LINEAR from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 294P/LINEAR 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 294P/LINEAR is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 294P/LINEAR
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 294P/LINEAR, 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 294P/LINEAR Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 294P/LINEAR at epoch 07 December 2009 00:00 UTC (JD: 2455173.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.29773465 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2008-Jun-13 20:01:52
|Next perihelion transit||2014-Mar-06 03:15
|Argument of perihelion||peri||233.26951818576°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||315.44332067748°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2048-Mar-04|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.34483160 AU
* 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.