Comet 40P/Vaisala 1
Comet 40P/Vaisala 1 Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 40P/Vaisala 1 is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.
More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.
Comet 40P/Vaisala 1 Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 40P/Vaisala 1 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 40P/Vaisala 1 Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 40P/Vaisala 1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 40P/Vaisala 1 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 40P/Vaisala 1 Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 40P/Vaisala 1 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 40P/Vaisala 1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2018 Jan 17||35.30||22h 20m 52s||-14° 35’ 57”||Aquarius|
|2018 Jan 18||35.31||22h 21m 24s||-14° 33’ 02”||Aquarius|
|2018 Jan 19||35.32||22h 21m 56s||-14° 30’ 05”||Aquarius|
|2018 Jan 20||35.33||22h 22m 27s||-14° 27’ 06”||Aquarius|
|2018 Jan 21||35.33||22h 23m 00s||-14° 24’ 06”||Aquarius|
|2018 Jan 22||35.34||22h 23m 32s||-14° 21’ 06”||Aquarius|
|2018 Jan 23||35.35||22h 24m 06s||-14° 18’ 06”||Aquarius|
|2018 Jan 24||35.36||22h 24m 38s||-14° 15’ 05”||Aquarius|
|2018 Jan 25||35.37||22h 25m 12s||-14° 12’ 02”||Aquarius|
|2018 Jan 26||35.37||22h 25m 45s||-14° 09’ 00”||Aquarius|
|2018 Jan 27||35.38||22h 26m 18s||-14° 05’ 56”||Aquarius|
|2018 Jan 28||35.39||22h 26m 52s||-14° 02’ 52”||Aquarius|
|2018 Jan 29||35.40||22h 27m 25s||-13° 59’ 47”||Aquarius|
|2018 Jan 30||35.40||22h 28m 00s||-13° 56’ 42”||Aquarius|
Distance of Comet 40P/Vaisala 1 from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 40P/Vaisala 1 from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.
The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 40P/Vaisala 1 is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 40P/Vaisala 1
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 40P/Vaisala 1, 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 40P/Vaisala 1 Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 40P/Vaisala 1 at epoch 27 August 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457262.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.81977116 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2014-Nov-15 20:12:59
|Next perihelion transit||2025-Nov-08 02:07
|Argument of perihelion||peri||47.288855021729°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||133.84016785708°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2070-Mar-24|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.87946014 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.