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.
The Observed Magnitude and Coma Diameter values are derived from the Comet Observers Database by averaging the values reported in recent observations (more recent than 4 days), when available. The Estimated Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behvior of comets. When available please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Estimated 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.
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 Europe/London timezone.
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.
|2018 Sep 18||00h 02m 21s||-07° 28’ 53”||28.61||Cetus|
|2018 Sep 19||00h 01m 36s||-07° 34’ 27”||28.62||Cetus|
|2018 Sep 20||00h 00m 51s||-07° 40’ 00”||28.63||Cetus|
|2018 Sep 21||00h 00m 06s||-07° 45’ 29”||28.64||Cetus|
|2018 Sep 22||23h 59m 21s||-07° 50’ 54”||28.65||Cetus|
|2018 Sep 23||23h 58m 36s||-07° 56’ 17”||28.66||Cetus|
|2018 Sep 24||23h 57m 51s||-08° 01’ 36”||28.67||Cetus|
|2018 Sep 25||23h 57m 07s||-08° 06’ 51”||28.68||Cetus|
|2018 Sep 26||23h 56m 22s||-08° 12’ 01”||28.69||Cetus|
|2018 Sep 27||23h 55m 38s||-08° 17’ 07”||28.70||Aquarius|
|2018 Sep 28||23h 54m 55s||-08° 22’ 09”||28.71||Aquarius|
|2018 Sep 29||23h 54m 11s||-08° 27’ 06”||28.72||Aquarius|
|2018 Sep 30||23h 53m 27s||-08° 31’ 59”||28.73||Aquarius|
|2018 Oct 01||23h 52m 45s||-08° 36’ 46”||28.74||Aquarius|
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 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°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2017-Apr-01|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.14199627 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.