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 Aug 13||19.99||18h 35m 26s||-16° 46’ 24”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Aug 14||20.06||18h 35m 54s||-16° 56’ 14”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Aug 15||20.13||18h 36m 24s||-17° 05’ 49”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Aug 16||20.19||18h 36m 56s||-17° 15’ 09”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Aug 17||20.26||18h 37m 29s||-17° 24’ 12”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Aug 18||20.32||18h 38m 03s||-17° 33’ 01”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Aug 19||20.39||18h 38m 39s||-17° 41’ 35”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Aug 20||20.45||18h 39m 18s||-17° 49’ 54”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Aug 21||20.52||18h 39m 56s||-17° 58’ 00”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Aug 22||20.58||18h 40m 36s||-18° 05’ 52”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Aug 23||20.64||18h 41m 17s||-18° 13’ 30”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Aug 24||20.71||18h 42m 01s||-18° 20’ 53”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Aug 25||20.77||18h 42m 44s||-18° 28’ 05”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Aug 26||20.83||18h 43m 30s||-18° 35’ 03”||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-Mar-21|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.13490877 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.