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 Jan 17||29.45||00h 30m 28s||+22° 19’ 26”||Andromeda|
|2018 Jan 18||29.45||00h 30m 56s||+22° 18’ 52”||Andromeda|
|2018 Jan 19||29.45||00h 31m 26s||+22° 18’ 24”||Andromeda|
|2018 Jan 20||29.45||00h 31m 55s||+22° 18’ 02”||Andromeda|
|2018 Jan 21||29.46||00h 32m 26s||+22° 17’ 47”||Andromeda|
|2018 Jan 22||29.46||00h 32m 57s||+22° 17’ 36”||Andromeda|
|2018 Jan 23||29.46||00h 33m 28s||+22° 17’ 31”||Andromeda|
|2018 Jan 24||29.46||00h 34m 00s||+22° 17’ 34”||Andromeda|
|2018 Jan 25||29.46||00h 34m 33s||+22° 17’ 40”||Andromeda|
|2018 Jan 26||29.46||00h 35m 07s||+22° 17’ 53”||Andromeda|
|2018 Jan 27||29.47||00h 35m 40s||+22° 18’ 11”||Andromeda|
|2018 Jan 28||29.47||00h 36m 15s||+22° 18’ 35”||Andromeda|
|2018 Jan 29||29.47||00h 36m 51s||+22° 19’ 05”||Andromeda|
|2018 Jan 30||29.47||00h 37m 27s||+22° 19’ 40”||Andromeda|
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.