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 May 17||10.76||18h 31m 02s||+25° 40’ 37”||Hercules|
|2017 May 18||10.85||18h 31m 22s||+24° 54’ 21”||Hercules|
|2017 May 19||10.93||18h 31m 36s||+24° 08’ 35”||Hercules|
|2017 May 20||11.02||18h 31m 45s||+23° 23’ 14”||Hercules|
|2017 May 21||11.11||18h 31m 53s||+22° 38’ 18”||Hercules|
|2017 May 22||11.19||18h 31m 54s||+21° 53’ 45”||Hercules|
|2017 May 23||11.28||18h 31m 54s||+21° 09’ 36”||Hercules|
|2017 May 24||11.37||18h 31m 49s||+20° 25’ 46”||Hercules|
|2017 May 25||11.46||18h 31m 41s||+19° 42’ 16”||Hercules|
|2017 May 26||11.55||18h 31m 29s||+18° 59’ 05”||Hercules|
|2017 May 27||11.64||18h 31m 15s||+18° 16’ 13”||Hercules|
|2017 May 28||11.74||18h 30m 59s||+17° 33’ 38”||Hercules|
|2017 May 29||11.83||18h 30m 39s||+16° 51’ 20”||Hercules|
|2017 May 30||11.92||18h 30m 19s||+16° 09’ 20”||Hercules|
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
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Sep-11 10:41
|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.