Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1
Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 is right now (view fullscreen)
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Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 Distance
The distance of Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 from Earth is currently 903,030,816 kilometers, equivalent to 6.036388 Astronomical Units. Light takes 50 minutes and 12.1866 seconds to travel from Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 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.
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 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 to Earth happens on Fri Oct 13 2034 at a distance of 4.72586022 Astronomical Units, or 706,978,627 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 brightness
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.
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1, 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 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||5.72000213 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2004-Jul-12 21:49:59
|Next perihelion transit||2019-Mar-11 18:51
|Argument of perihelion||peri||49.044726712992°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||312.63237254813°|
Visualization of Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 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 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2019 Jun 11||00h 47m 12s||+12° 51’ 11”||15.27||Pisces|
|2019 Jun 12||00h 47m 42s||+12° 55’ 41”||15.26||Pisces|
|2019 Jun 13||00h 48m 11s||+13° 00’ 08”||15.26||Pisces|
|2019 Jun 14||00h 48m 38s||+13° 04’ 33”||15.25||Pisces|
|2019 Jun 15||00h 49m 05s||+13° 08’ 57”||15.25||Pisces|
|2019 Jun 16||00h 49m 33s||+13° 13’ 19”||15.24||Pisces|
|2019 Jun 17||00h 49m 59s||+13° 17’ 39”||15.24||Pisces|
|2019 Jun 18||00h 50m 26s||+13° 21’ 56”||15.23||Pisces|
|2019 Jun 19||00h 50m 53s||+13° 26’ 12”||15.23||Pisces|
|2019 Jun 20||00h 51m 18s||+13° 30’ 25”||15.22||Pisces|
|2019 Jun 21||00h 51m 42s||+13° 34’ 36”||15.22||Pisces|
|2019 Jun 22||00h 52m 08s||+13° 38’ 45”||15.21||Pisces|
|2019 Jun 23||00h 52m 32s||+13° 42’ 52”||15.21||Pisces|
|2019 Jun 24||00h 52m 54s||+13° 46’ 57”||15.20||Pisces|