The current Right Ascension of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao is 00h 52m 59s and the Declination is +21° 11’ 52” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao is 28.12 (JPL).
The observed values of Magnitude, Coma Diameter and Tail Length are derived from the most recent observation recorded at the Comet Observers Database. The value of Predicted Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and, in the case of comets, might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of these objects. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Predicted 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.
- 325P/Yang-Gao is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Given its current magnitude, 325P/Yang-Gao is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Comet 325P/Yang-Gao Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet 325P/Yang-Gao 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.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 325P/Yang-Gao is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
Also check out Where is Comet 325P/Yang-Gao?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 325P/Yang-Gao in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Comet 325P/Yang-Gao Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao from Earth is currently 595,246,306 kilometers, equivalent to 3.978976 Astronomical Units. Light takes 33 minutes and 5.5280 seconds to travel from Comet 325P/Yang-Gao and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao 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 325P/Yang-Gao from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao to Earth
Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao to Earth happens on Tue Jun 3 2042 at a distance of 0.505976 Astronomical Units, or 75,692,913 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 325P/Yang-Gao Brightness and Light Curve
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao, 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 325P/Yang-Gao Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.28049289 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2009-May-22 09:26:11
|Next perihelion transit||2015-Sep-04 14:53
|Argument of perihelion||peri||346.99564582568°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||258.87250090945°|
Visualization of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao 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 325P/Yang-Gao 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 325P/Yang-Gao in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 Nov 30||00h 54m 18s||+21° 51’ 08”||28.02||Andromeda|
|2023 Dec 01||00h 54m 03s||+21° 45’ 37”||28.03||Andromeda|
|2023 Dec 02||00h 53m 52s||+21° 40’ 10”||28.05||Pisces|
|2023 Dec 03||00h 53m 39s||+21° 34’ 47”||28.06||Pisces|
|2023 Dec 04||00h 53m 29s||+21° 29’ 30”||28.08||Pisces|
|2023 Dec 05||00h 53m 20s||+21° 24’ 19”||28.09||Pisces|
|2023 Dec 06||00h 53m 11s||+21° 19’ 12”||28.10||Pisces|
|2023 Dec 07||00h 53m 03s||+21° 14’ 09”||28.12||Pisces|
|2023 Dec 08||00h 52m 55s||+21° 09’ 12”||28.13||Pisces|
|2023 Dec 09||00h 52m 50s||+21° 04’ 22”||28.14||Pisces|
|2023 Dec 10||00h 52m 45s||+20° 59’ 35”||28.16||Pisces|
|2023 Dec 11||00h 52m 41s||+20° 54’ 56”||28.17||Pisces|
|2023 Dec 12||00h 52m 37s||+20° 50’ 21”||28.19||Pisces|
|2023 Dec 13||00h 52m 36s||+20° 45’ 54”||28.20||Pisces|