The current Right Ascension of Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami is 21h 18m 45s and the Declination is -21° 09’ 09” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami is 29.74 (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.
- 332P/Ikeya-Murakami is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Given its current magnitude, 332P/Ikeya-Murakami is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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 745,485,857 kilometers, equivalent to 4.983265 Astronomical Units. Light takes 41 minutes and 26.6732 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 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:
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.
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.
|2023 Dec 04||21h 13m 49s||-21° 41’ 57”||29.69||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 05||21h 14m 26s||-21° 37’ 36”||29.69||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 06||21h 15m 06s||-21° 33’ 12”||29.70||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 07||21h 15m 46s||-21° 28’ 48”||29.71||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 08||21h 16m 26s||-21° 24’ 20”||29.72||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 09||21h 17m 07s||-21° 19’ 51”||29.73||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 10||21h 17m 48s||-21° 15’ 21”||29.73||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 11||21h 18m 29s||-21° 10’ 50”||29.74||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 12||21h 19m 12s||-21° 06’ 16”||29.75||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 13||21h 19m 54s||-21° 01’ 41”||29.75||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 14||21h 20m 36s||-20° 57’ 05”||29.76||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 15||21h 21m 20s||-20° 52’ 26”||29.77||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 16||21h 22m 04s||-20° 47’ 45”||29.78||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 17||21h 22m 47s||-20° 43’ 04”||29.78||Capricornus|