Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1
Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 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 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 Orbit Diagram
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 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.
|2017 May 17||14.64||21h 39m 46s||-13° 56’ 21”||Capricornus|
|2017 May 18||14.64||21h 39m 59s||-13° 54’ 28”||Capricornus|
|2017 May 19||14.63||21h 40m 12s||-13° 52’ 37”||Capricornus|
|2017 May 20||14.63||21h 40m 23s||-13° 50’ 51”||Capricornus|
|2017 May 21||14.62||21h 40m 36s||-13° 49’ 05”||Capricornus|
|2017 May 22||14.61||21h 40m 46s||-13° 47’ 23”||Capricornus|
|2017 May 23||14.61||21h 40m 57s||-13° 45’ 44”||Capricornus|
|2017 May 24||14.60||21h 41m 07s||-13° 44’ 08”||Capricornus|
|2017 May 25||14.59||21h 41m 16s||-13° 42’ 36”||Capricornus|
|2017 May 26||14.59||21h 41m 25s||-13° 41’ 06”||Capricornus|
|2017 May 27||14.58||21h 41m 31s||-13° 39’ 38”||Capricornus|
|2017 May 28||14.58||21h 41m 39s||-13° 38’ 13”||Capricornus|
|2017 May 29||14.57||21h 41m 45s||-13° 36’ 51”||Capricornus|
|2017 May 30||14.56||21h 41m 52s||-13° 35’ 34”||Capricornus|
Distance of Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 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 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1
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 Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 at epoch 23 December 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457380.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||5.76279202 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2019-Mar-31 17:38:39
|Argument of perihelion||peri||49.49588898287°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||312.40670558943°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2018-Sep-09|
|Distance of closest approach*||4.77094576 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2030-Jan-01, with a sampling interval of 1 day.