Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught 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 319P/Catalina-McNaught Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught 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 319P/Catalina-McNaught Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2018 Apr 13||27.65||07h 54m 47s||+24° 50’ 43”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 14||27.66||07h 54m 56s||+24° 50’ 18”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 15||27.67||07h 55m 05s||+24° 49’ 51”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 16||27.68||07h 55m 14s||+24° 49’ 23”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 17||27.68||07h 55m 24s||+24° 48’ 54”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 18||27.69||07h 55m 35s||+24° 48’ 21”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 19||27.70||07h 55m 46s||+24° 47’ 48”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 20||27.70||07h 55m 59s||+24° 47’ 12”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 21||27.71||07h 56m 12s||+24° 46’ 33”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 22||27.72||07h 56m 26s||+24° 45’ 55”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 23||27.73||07h 56m 39s||+24° 45’ 14”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 24||27.73||07h 56m 54s||+24° 44’ 30”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 25||27.74||07h 57m 10s||+24° 43’ 46”||Gemini|
|2018 Apr 26||27.75||07h 57m 25s||+24° 43’ 00”||Gemini|
Distance of Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught 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 319P/Catalina-McNaught is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught, 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 319P/Catalina-McNaught Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught at epoch 22 September 2013 00:00 UTC (JD: 2456558.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.19698517 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2015-Jul-01 22:11:05
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Apr-02 19:38
|Argument of perihelion||peri||203.68025289999°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||111.36656240872°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2068-Jul-18|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.17530786 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.