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Comet 325P/Yang-Gao

Altitude: -7.0°   Azimuth: 42.3°   Direction: North-East

Comet 325P/Yang-Gao is currently in the constellation of Pisces.

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 edit_location_alt). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao is 28.12 (JPL).

00h 52m 59s
+21° 11’ 52”

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.

Today's rise, transit and set times of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 68.8°
Max altitude: 59.7°
Azimuth: 291.2°
  • 325P/Yang-Gao is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 325P/Yang-Gao is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Available Resources

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.

Finder chart of 325P/Yang-Gao in Pisces on December,07 2023
Map showing Comet 325P/Yang-Gao in Pisces on December, 07 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 325P/Yang-Gao
Map showing Comet 325P/Yang-Gao in Pisces on December, 07 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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.

RA: 00h 52m 59s
Dec: +21° 11’ 52”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 325P/Yang-Gao
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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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.

33 minutes and 5.5280 seconds

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.

Chart of the distance of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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:

Tue Jun 3 2042

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao as a function of time

Comet 325P/Yang-Gao Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao at epoch 02 February 2012 00:00 UTC (JD: 2455960.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.62407647
Orbit inclination i 16.31803073°
Perihelion distance q 1.28049289 AU
191,559,010 km
Aphelion distance Q 5.53202496 AU
827,579,156 km
Semi-major axis a 3.40625892 AU
509,569,083 km
Orbital period period 6.2867 years
2,296.2275 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2009-May-22 09:26:11
2,454,973.8932 JD
Next perihelion transit 2015-Sep-04 14:53
2,457,270.1207 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 346.99564582568°
Longitude of the ascending node node 258.87250090945°
Mean anomaly M 154.67912187218°
Mean motion n 0.15677889°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
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