Comet 326P/Hill is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Comet 326P/Hill is 23h 35m 28s and the Declination is -06° 39’ 47” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 326P/Hill is 19.56 (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.
- 326P/Hill is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Given its current magnitude, 326P/Hill is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Comet 326P/Hill Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet 326P/Hill 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 326P/Hill is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
Also check out Where is Comet 326P/Hill?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 326P/Hill in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Comet 326P/Hill Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet 326P/Hill from Earth is currently 274,096,612 kilometers, equivalent to 1.832223 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15 minutes and 14.2879 seconds to travel from Comet 326P/Hill and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 326P/Hill 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 326P/Hill from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Comet 326P/Hill to Earth
Between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2099, the closest approach of Comet 326P/Hill to Earth happens on Wed Oct 17 2063 at a distance of 1.493133 Astronomical Units, or 223,369,483 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 326P/Hill Brightness and Light Curve
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 326P/Hill, 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 326P/Hill Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||2.77798689 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2015-Oct-22 12:41:22
|Next perihelion transit||2024-Jan-10 16:08
|Argument of perihelion||peri||278.86713797364°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||99.817559022456°|
Visualization of Comet 326P/Hill Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 326P/Hill with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 326P/Hill 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 326P/Hill 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 326P/Hill computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 326P/Hill in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 Sep 17||23h 40m 05s||-06° 08’ 58”||19.56||Aquarius|
|2023 Sep 18||23h 39m 26s||-06° 13’ 19”||19.56||Aquarius|
|2023 Sep 19||23h 38m 48s||-06° 17’ 38”||19.56||Aquarius|
|2023 Sep 20||23h 38m 11s||-06° 21’ 54”||19.56||Aquarius|
|2023 Sep 21||23h 37m 32s||-06° 26’ 07”||19.56||Aquarius|
|2023 Sep 22||23h 36m 56s||-06° 30’ 16”||19.56||Aquarius|
|2023 Sep 23||23h 36m 18s||-06° 34’ 23”||19.56||Aquarius|
|2023 Sep 24||23h 35m 40s||-06° 38’ 25”||19.56||Aquarius|
|2023 Sep 25||23h 35m 03s||-06° 42’ 23”||19.56||Aquarius|
|2023 Sep 26||23h 34m 27s||-06° 46’ 15”||19.56||Aquarius|
|2023 Sep 27||23h 33m 51s||-06° 50’ 04”||19.56||Aquarius|
|2023 Sep 28||23h 33m 15s||-06° 53’ 48”||19.56||Aquarius|
|2023 Sep 29||23h 32m 39s||-06° 57’ 25”||19.56||Aquarius|
|2023 Sep 30||23h 32m 04s||-07° 00’ 59”||19.57||Aquarius|