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.
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.
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 Europe/London timezone.
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.
|2019 Apr 14||03h 58m 45s||+32° 32’ 13”||24.64||Perseus|
|2019 Apr 15||04h 00m 29s||+32° 32’ 29”||24.62||Perseus|
|2019 Apr 16||04h 02m 13s||+32° 32’ 44”||24.61||Perseus|
|2019 Apr 17||04h 03m 57s||+32° 32’ 58”||24.59||Perseus|
|2019 Apr 18||04h 05m 44s||+32° 33’ 11”||24.57||Perseus|
|2019 Apr 19||04h 07m 29s||+32° 33’ 24”||24.56||Perseus|
|2019 Apr 20||04h 09m 16s||+32° 33’ 37”||24.54||Perseus|
|2019 Apr 21||04h 11m 04s||+32° 33’ 47”||24.52||Perseus|
|2019 Apr 22||04h 12m 52s||+32° 33’ 57”||24.50||Perseus|
|2019 Apr 23||04h 14m 42s||+32° 34’ 05”||24.49||Perseus|
|2019 Apr 24||04h 16m 31s||+32° 34’ 13”||24.47||Perseus|
|2019 Apr 25||04h 18m 20s||+32° 34’ 18”||24.45||Perseus|
|2019 Apr 26||04h 20m 12s||+32° 34’ 22”||24.43||Perseus|
|2019 Apr 27||04h 22m 04s||+32° 34’ 23”||24.41||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 2100-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.