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 Dec 07||25.31||20h 51m 07s||-18° 32’ 29”||Capricornus|
|2017 Dec 08||25.34||20h 52m 36s||-18° 27’ 51”||Capricornus|
|2017 Dec 09||25.37||20h 54m 05s||-18° 23’ 11”||Capricornus|
|2017 Dec 10||25.40||20h 55m 32s||-18° 18’ 28”||Capricornus|
|2017 Dec 11||25.43||20h 57m 01s||-18° 13’ 41”||Capricornus|
|2017 Dec 12||25.46||20h 58m 28s||-18° 08’ 51”||Capricornus|
|2017 Dec 13||25.49||20h 59m 57s||-18° 03’ 57”||Capricornus|
|2017 Dec 14||25.53||21h 01m 24s||-17° 59’ 00”||Capricornus|
|2017 Dec 15||25.56||21h 02m 53s||-17° 54’ 02”||Capricornus|
|2017 Dec 16||25.59||21h 04m 21s||-17° 49’ 00”||Capricornus|
|2017 Dec 17||25.62||21h 05m 48s||-17° 43’ 54”||Capricornus|
|2017 Dec 18||25.64||21h 07m 15s||-17° 38’ 45”||Capricornus|
|2017 Dec 19||25.67||21h 08m 43s||-17° 33’ 34”||Capricornus|
|2017 Dec 20||25.70||21h 10m 10s||-17° 28’ 22”||Capricornus|
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||1.04504273 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Apr-12 18:03:14
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Sep-12 22:00
|Argument of perihelion||peri||62.158585931066°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||141.0662859884°|
|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.