Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak is 23h 29m 46s and the Declination is -05° 03’ 08” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak is 25.55 (JPL).
The observed values of Magnitude, Coma Diameter and Tail Length are derived from the most recent observation recorded at the Comet Observers Database. The value of Predicted Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and, in the case of comets, might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of these objects. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Predicted 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.
Today's rise, transit and set times of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak from Greenwich, United Kingdom (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
- 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Given its current magnitude, 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak 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.
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
RA: 23h 29m 46s
Dec: -05° 03’ 08”
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
Also check out Where is Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak from Earth is currently 432,187,629 kilometers, equivalent to 2.888996 Astronomical Units. Light takes 24 minutes and 1.6228 seconds to travel from Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak 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 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak to Earth
Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak to Earth happens on Sat Apr 1 2017 at a distance of 0.141996 Astronomical Units, or 21,242,345 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak Brightness and Light Curve
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 31 March 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457844.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.04504274 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Apr-12 18:03:14
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Sep-12 21:59
|Argument of perihelion||peri||62.158585217405°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||141.06628621023°|
Visualization of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak Orbit
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!
View Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak in the 3D Solar System Simulator
Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak 15 Days 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.
|2023 May 28||23h 24m 47s||-05° 18’ 57”||25.46||Aquarius|
|2023 May 29||23h 25m 30s||-05° 16’ 32”||25.47||Aquarius|
|2023 May 30||23h 26m 11s||-05° 14’ 12”||25.48||Aquarius|
|2023 May 31||23h 26m 51s||-05° 12’ 00”||25.50||Aquarius|
|2023 Jun 01||23h 27m 29s||-05° 09’ 55”||25.51||Aquarius|
|2023 Jun 02||23h 28m 08s||-05° 07’ 55”||25.52||Aquarius|
|2023 Jun 03||23h 28m 45s||-05° 06’ 03”||25.53||Aquarius|
|2023 Jun 04||23h 29m 21s||-05° 04’ 18”||25.54||Aquarius|
|2023 Jun 05||23h 29m 56s||-05° 02’ 40”||25.55||Aquarius|
|2023 Jun 06||23h 30m 29s||-05° 01’ 09”||25.56||Aquarius|
|2023 Jun 07||23h 31m 02s||-04° 59’ 45”||25.58||Aquarius|
|2023 Jun 08||23h 31m 35s||-04° 58’ 29”||25.59||Aquarius|
|2023 Jun 09||23h 32m 06s||-04° 57’ 20”||25.60||Aquarius|
|2023 Jun 10||23h 32m 35s||-04° 56’ 18”||25.61||Aquarius|