Comet 34D/Gale (Lost)
Comet 34D/Gale (Lost) is currently in the constellation of Auriga. The current Right Ascension of Comet 34D/Gale (Lost) is 06h 13m 02s and the Declination is +29° 43’ 47” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 34D/Gale (Lost) is 34.26 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Comet 34D/Gale (Lost) [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]:
- 34D/Gale (Lost) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the West-North-West direction at an altitude of 20° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 34D/Gale (Lost) is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 34D/Gale (Lost) rise and set times.
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Comet 34D/Gale (Lost) Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet 34D/Gale (Lost) 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 34D/Gale (Lost) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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Comet 34D/Gale (Lost) Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet 34D/Gale (Lost) from Earth is currently 1,415,615,986 kilometers, equivalent to 9.462808 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 18 minutes and 41.9867 seconds to travel from Comet 34D/Gale (Lost) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 34D/Gale (Lost) 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 34D/Gale (Lost) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 34D/Gale (Lost) to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 34D/Gale (Lost) to Earth happens on Fri Jun 5 2071 at a distance of 0.288715 Astronomical Units, or 43,191,085 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 34D/Gale (Lost) 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 34D/Gale (Lost), 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 34D/Gale (Lost) rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 34D/Gale (Lost) 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 34D/Gale (Lost) Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.18290700 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||1938-Jun-18 11:35:48
|Next perihelion transit||1949-Jun-18 05:35
|Argument of perihelion||peri||209.1572°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||67.9235°|
Visualization of Comet 34D/Gale (Lost) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 34D/Gale (Lost) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 34D/Gale (Lost) 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 34D/Gale (Lost) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 34D/Gale (Lost) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 34D/Gale (Lost) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2021 Apr 30||06h 10m 00s||+29° 47’ 30”||34.24||Auriga|
|2021 May 01||06h 10m 22s||+29° 47’ 02”||34.24||Auriga|
|2021 May 02||06h 10m 44s||+29° 46’ 33”||34.25||Auriga|
|2021 May 03||06h 11m 07s||+29° 46’ 05”||34.25||Auriga|
|2021 May 04||06h 11m 30s||+29° 45’ 37”||34.25||Auriga|
|2021 May 05||06h 11m 53s||+29° 45’ 09”||34.25||Auriga|
|2021 May 06||06h 12m 16s||+29° 44’ 40”||34.26||Auriga|
|2021 May 07||06h 12m 41s||+29° 44’ 12”||34.26||Auriga|
|2021 May 08||06h 13m 05s||+29° 43’ 45”||34.26||Auriga|
|2021 May 09||06h 13m 28s||+29° 43’ 18”||34.26||Auriga|
|2021 May 10||06h 13m 54s||+29° 42’ 50”||34.27||Auriga|
|2021 May 11||06h 14m 18s||+29° 42’ 23”||34.27||Auriga|
|2021 May 12||06h 14m 44s||+29° 41’ 56”||34.27||Auriga|
|2021 May 13||06h 15m 10s||+29° 41’ 29”||34.27||Auriga|