Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami is currently in the constellation of Auriga. The current Right Ascension of Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami is 05h 26m 04s and the Declination is +29° 52’ 36” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami is 24.36 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:
- 332P/Ikeya-Murakami is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the North-West direction at an altitude of 9° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 332P/Ikeya-Murakami is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 332P/Ikeya-Murakami rise and set times.
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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.
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.
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 381,579,169 kilometers, equivalent to 2.550699 Astronomical Units. Light takes 21 minutes and 12.8111 seconds to travel from Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami and arrive to us.
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.
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 January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami to Earth happens on Fri Mar 6 2076 at a distance of 0.538311 Astronomical Units, or 80,530,149 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami brightness
The observed magnitude and coma diameter values are derived from the Comet Observers Database by averaging the values reported in recent observations (more recent than 4 days), when available. The Estimated Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of comets. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Estimated 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.
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.
Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
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.
|2021 Apr 30||05h 05m 08s||+29° 43’ 53”||24.44||Auriga|
|2021 May 01||05h 07m 45s||+29° 45’ 30”||24.43||Auriga|
|2021 May 02||05h 10m 21s||+29° 46’ 59”||24.42||Auriga|
|2021 May 03||05h 12m 59s||+29° 48’ 20”||24.41||Auriga|
|2021 May 04||05h 15m 37s||+29° 49’ 31”||24.40||Auriga|
|2021 May 05||05h 18m 15s||+29° 50’ 33”||24.39||Auriga|
|2021 May 06||05h 20m 56s||+29° 51’ 24”||24.38||Auriga|
|2021 May 07||05h 23m 35s||+29° 52’ 08”||24.37||Auriga|
|2021 May 08||05h 26m 17s||+29° 52’ 41”||24.36||Auriga|
|2021 May 09||05h 28m 59s||+29° 53’ 04”||24.35||Auriga|
|2021 May 10||05h 31m 42s||+29° 53’ 18”||24.34||Auriga|
|2021 May 11||05h 34m 26s||+29° 53’ 22”||24.33||Auriga|
|2021 May 12||05h 37m 09s||+29° 53’ 16”||24.32||Auriga|
|2021 May 13||05h 39m 55s||+29° 52’ 59”||24.31||Auriga|