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Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1

Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 is 22h 48m 07s and the Declination is -15° 20’ 57” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 is 21.05 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

22h 48m 07s
-15° 20’ 57”
  • 30P/Reinmuth 1 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South direction at an altitude of 23° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 30P/Reinmuth 1 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 30P/Reinmuth 1 rise and set times.
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Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.

Map showing Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 in Aquarius on September, 25 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 in Aquarius on September, 25 2022
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

30P/Reinmuth 1
RA: 22h 48m 07s
Dec: -15° 20’ 57”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 from Earth is currently 564,586,965 kilometers, equivalent to 3.774031 Astronomical Units. Light takes 31 minutes and 23.2594 seconds to travel from Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 and arrive to us.

31 minutes and 23.2594 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 30P/Reinmuth 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.

Distance of Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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 30P/Reinmuth 1 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 to Earth happens on Wed Jan 26 2039 at a distance of 0.830885 Astronomical Units, or 124,298,699 kilometers:

Wed Jan 26 2039

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 is 21.05.


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 behavior 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 30P/Reinmuth 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.

Predicted magnitude of Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 between January 2013 and December 2100

Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 105.3°
Max altitude: 23.2°
Azimuth: 254.7°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 at epoch 10 October 2012 00:00 UTC (JD: 2456211.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.50165189
Orbit inclination i 8.12659394°
Perihelion distance q 1.88077565 AU
281,360,032 km
Aphelion distance Q 5.66726392 AU
847,810,617 km
Semi-major axis a 3.77401978 AU
564,585,325 km
Orbital period period 7.3319 years
2,677.9637 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2010-Apr-19 19:22:50
2,455,306.3075 JD
Next perihelion transit 2017-Aug-18 18:30
2,457,984.2712 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 13.145362187774°
Longitude of the ascending node node 119.72739222208°
Mean anomaly M 121.68547642323°
Mean motion n 0.13443050°/day

Visualization of Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 30P/Reinmuth 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!

Orbit Diagram of Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1
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Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 30P/Reinmuth 1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Sep 18 22h 52m 51s -14° 52’ 48” 21.05 Aquarius
2022 Sep 19 22h 52m 14s -14° 56’ 35” 21.05 Aquarius
2022 Sep 20 22h 51m 38s -15° 00’ 18” 21.05 Aquarius
2022 Sep 21 22h 51m 02s -15° 03’ 56” 21.05 Aquarius
2022 Sep 22 22h 50m 26s -15° 07’ 31” 21.05 Aquarius
2022 Sep 23 22h 49m 50s -15° 11’ 00” 21.05 Aquarius
2022 Sep 24 22h 49m 14s -15° 14’ 26” 21.05 Aquarius
2022 Sep 25 22h 48m 41s -15° 17’ 45” 21.05 Aquarius
2022 Sep 26 22h 48m 06s -15° 21’ 02” 21.05 Aquarius
2022 Sep 27 22h 47m 31s -15° 24’ 11” 21.05 Aquarius
2022 Sep 28 22h 46m 59s -15° 27’ 18” 21.05 Aquarius
2022 Sep 29 22h 46m 24s -15° 30’ 18” 21.05 Aquarius
2022 Sep 30 22h 45m 52s -15° 33’ 12” 21.05 Aquarius
2022 Oct 01 22h 45m 20s -15° 36’ 02” 21.05 Aquarius