Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak 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 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak 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 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2017 Oct 12||23.24||19h 29m 05s||-20° 56’ 09”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Oct 13||23.28||19h 30m 30s||-20° 56’ 03”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Oct 14||23.33||19h 31m 54s||-20° 55’ 50”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Oct 15||23.37||19h 33m 20s||-20° 55’ 32”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Oct 16||23.42||19h 34m 45s||-20° 55’ 06”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Oct 17||23.47||19h 36m 11s||-20° 54’ 34”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Oct 18||23.51||19h 37m 36s||-20° 53’ 57”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Oct 19||23.55||19h 39m 02s||-20° 53’ 12”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Oct 20||23.60||19h 40m 27s||-20° 52’ 23”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Oct 21||23.64||19h 41m 53s||-20° 51’ 27”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Oct 22||23.69||19h 43m 21s||-20° 50’ 23”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Oct 23||23.73||19h 44m 48s||-20° 49’ 15”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Oct 24||23.77||19h 46m 14s||-20° 48’ 02”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Oct 25||23.82||19h 47m 40s||-20° 46’ 41”||Sagittarius|
Distance of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak 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 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak, 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 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak at epoch 28 March 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457841.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.04504363 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Apr-12 18:02:45
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Sep-12 20:29
|Argument of perihelion||peri||62.156679115409°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||141.06777951476°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2017-Apr-01|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.14199615 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.