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Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami

Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami is currently in the constellation of Capricornus.

The current Right Ascension of Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami is 21h 58m 46s and the Declination is -21° 06’ 50” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami is 28.85 (JPL).

21h 58m 46s
-21° 06’ 50”

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 332P/Ikeya-Murakami from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 111.1°
Max altitude: 17.4°
Azimuth: 248.9°
  • 332P/Ikeya-Murakami is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 12° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 332P/Ikeya-Murakami is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Available Resources

Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami 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 332P/Ikeya-Murakami in Capricornus on May,31 2023
Map showing Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami in Capricornus on May, 31 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 332P/Ikeya-Murakami
Map showing Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami in Capricornus on May, 31 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

RA: 21h 58m 46s
Dec: -21° 06’ 50”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami from Earth is currently 572,977,998 kilometers, equivalent to 3.830121 Astronomical Units. Light takes 31 minutes and 51.2489 seconds to travel from Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami and arrive to us.

31 minutes and 51.2489 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami 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 332P/Ikeya-Murakami 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 332P/Ikeya-Murakami from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest Approach of Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami to Earth

Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami to Earth happens on Fri Mar 6 2076 at a distance of 0.538171 Astronomical Units, or 80,509,296 kilometers:

Fri Mar 6 2076

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami, 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 332P/Ikeya-Murakami as a function of time

Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 May 24 21h 57m 33s -21° 02’ 50” 28.88 Capricornus
2023 May 25 21h 57m 47s -21° 03’ 08” 28.88 Capricornus
2023 May 26 21h 57m 59s -21° 03’ 32” 28.87 Capricornus
2023 May 27 21h 58m 09s -21° 04’ 00” 28.87 Capricornus
2023 May 28 21h 58m 21s -21° 04’ 33” 28.86 Capricornus
2023 May 29 21h 58m 30s -21° 05’ 12” 28.86 Capricornus
2023 May 30 21h 58m 38s -21° 05’ 54” 28.85 Capricornus
2023 May 31 21h 58m 45s -21° 06’ 42” 28.85 Capricornus
2023 Jun 01 21h 58m 53s -21° 07’ 35” 28.85 Capricornus
2023 Jun 02 21h 58m 58s -21° 08’ 32” 28.84 Aquarius
2023 Jun 03 21h 59m 03s -21° 09’ 34” 28.84 Aquarius
2023 Jun 04 21h 59m 07s -21° 10’ 42” 28.83 Aquarius
2023 Jun 05 21h 59m 08s -21° 11’ 54” 28.83 Aquarius
2023 Jun 06 21h 59m 11s -21° 13’ 11” 28.82 Aquarius