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 Jan 15||16.21||09h 26m 23s||+07° 56’ 40”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 16||16.10||09h 26m 49s||+08° 02’ 27”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 17||15.99||09h 27m 14s||+08° 08’ 48”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 18||15.88||09h 27m 38s||+08° 15’ 42”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 19||15.77||09h 28m 00s||+08° 23’ 12”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 20||15.66||09h 28m 22s||+08° 31’ 19”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 21||15.55||09h 28m 42s||+08° 40’ 06”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 22||15.44||09h 29m 02s||+08° 49’ 33”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 23||15.33||09h 29m 21s||+08° 59’ 41”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 24||15.22||09h 29m 39s||+09° 10’ 32”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 25||15.10||09h 29m 56s||+09° 22’ 09”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 26||14.99||09h 30m 11s||+09° 34’ 32”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 27||14.88||09h 30m 28s||+09° 47’ 43”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 28||14.76||09h 30m 42s||+10° 01’ 44”||Leo|
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 27 November 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457720.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.04505555 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Apr-12 17:35:16
|Argument of perihelion||peri||62.141884311087°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||141.07151512832°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2017-Apr-01|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.14192148 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2035-Jan-01, with a sampling interval of 1 day.