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Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami

Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension of Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami is 14h 42m 22s and the Declination is -18° 58’ 49” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami is 24.55 (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]:

14h 42m 22s
-18° 58’ 49”
Libra
24.55
  • 332P/Ikeya-Murakami is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 15° 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.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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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.

Map showing Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami in Libra on November, 28 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami in Libra on November, 28 2021
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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.

332P/Ikeya-Murakami
RA: 14h 42m 22s
Dec: -18° 58’ 49”
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 408,042,953 kilometers, equivalent to 2.727599 Astronomical Units. Light takes 22 minutes and 41.0848 seconds to travel from Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami and arrive to us.

408,042,953
2.727599
22 minutes and 41.0848 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.

Distance of Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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 0.538171 Astronomical Units, or 80,509,298 kilometers:

Fri Mar 6 2076
80,509,298
0.538171

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

Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami brightness

The current visual magnitude of Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami is 24.55.

24.55
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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.

Predicted magnitude of Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami between January 2013 and December 2100

Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 109.0°
Max altitude: 19.5°
Azimuth: 251.0°

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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Nov 21 14h 24m 43s -17° 12’ 55” 24.47 Libra
2021 Nov 22 14h 27m 09s -17° 27’ 47” 24.48 Libra
2021 Nov 23 14h 29m 32s -17° 42’ 29” 24.50 Libra
2021 Nov 24 14h 31m 58s -17° 57’ 05” 24.51 Libra
2021 Nov 25 14h 34m 22s -18° 11’ 31” 24.52 Libra
2021 Nov 26 14h 36m 46s -18° 25’ 50” 24.53 Libra
2021 Nov 27 14h 39m 10s -18° 40’ 00” 24.54 Libra
2021 Nov 28 14h 41m 34s -18° 54’ 01” 24.55 Libra
2021 Nov 29 14h 43m 56s -19° 07’ 54” 24.56 Libra
2021 Nov 30 14h 46m 21s -19° 21’ 38” 24.57 Libra
2021 Dec 01 14h 48m 43s -19° 35’ 13” 24.59 Libra
2021 Dec 02 14h 51m 06s -19° 48’ 41” 24.60 Libra
2021 Dec 03 14h 53m 30s -20° 01’ 59” 24.61 Libra
2021 Dec 04 14h 55m 53s -20° 15’ 09” 24.62 Libra