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 Jul 13||28.13||08h 40m 30s||+22° 34’ 58”||Cancer|
|2018 Jul 14||28.13||08h 41m 12s||+22° 32’ 42”||Cancer|
|2018 Jul 15||28.13||08h 41m 56s||+22° 30’ 24”||Cancer|
|2018 Jul 16||28.13||08h 42m 38s||+22° 28’ 08”||Cancer|
|2018 Jul 17||28.13||08h 43m 22s||+22° 25’ 50”||Cancer|
|2018 Jul 18||28.14||08h 44m 04s||+22° 23’ 31”||Cancer|
|2018 Jul 19||28.14||08h 44m 48s||+22° 21’ 12”||Cancer|
|2018 Jul 20||28.14||08h 45m 32s||+22° 18’ 54”||Cancer|
|2018 Jul 21||28.14||08h 46m 14s||+22° 16’ 35”||Cancer|
|2018 Jul 22||28.14||08h 46m 58s||+22° 14’ 15”||Cancer|
|2018 Jul 23||28.14||08h 47m 41s||+22° 11’ 53”||Cancer|
|2018 Jul 24||28.14||08h 48m 24s||+22° 09’ 33”||Cancer|
|2018 Jul 25||28.15||08h 49m 09s||+22° 07’ 13”||Cancer|
|2018 Jul 26||28.15||08h 49m 51s||+22° 04’ 51”||Cancer|
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.