Comet 44P/Reinmuth 2
Comet 44P/Reinmuth 2 is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension of Comet 44P/Reinmuth 2 is 18h 41m 05s and the Declination is -22° 36’ 08” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 44P/Reinmuth 2 is 18.44 (JPL).
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Comet 44P/Reinmuth 2 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet 44P/Reinmuth 2 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.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 44P/Reinmuth 2 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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Comet 44P/Reinmuth 2 Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet 44P/Reinmuth 2 from Earth is currently 469,365,411 kilometers, equivalent to 3.137514 Astronomical Units. Light takes 26 minutes and 5.6345 seconds to travel from Comet 44P/Reinmuth 2 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 44P/Reinmuth 2 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 44P/Reinmuth 2 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 44P/Reinmuth 2 to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 44P/Reinmuth 2 to Earth happens on Fri Oct 10 2036 at a distance of 1.305483 Astronomical Units, or 195,297,521 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 44P/Reinmuth 2 brightness
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 behavior 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.
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 44P/Reinmuth 2, 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 44P/Reinmuth 2 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 44P/Reinmuth 2 touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Comet 44P/Reinmuth 2 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||2.11750889 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2015-Mar-24 04:35:22
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Apr-28 23:26
|Argument of perihelion||peri||58.332555182593°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||286.46988014005°|
Visualization of Comet 44P/Reinmuth 2 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 44P/Reinmuth 2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 44P/Reinmuth 2 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 44P/Reinmuth 2 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 44P/Reinmuth 2 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 44P/Reinmuth 2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2021 Nov 20||18h 25m 19s||-22° 59’ 08”||18.45||Sagittarius|
|2021 Nov 21||18h 27m 19s||-22° 56’ 31”||18.45||Sagittarius|
|2021 Nov 22||18h 29m 18s||-22° 53’ 49”||18.45||Sagittarius|
|2021 Nov 23||18h 31m 18s||-22° 51’ 02”||18.45||Sagittarius|
|2021 Nov 24||18h 33m 20s||-22° 48’ 07”||18.45||Sagittarius|
|2021 Nov 25||18h 35m 21s||-22° 45’ 07”||18.45||Sagittarius|
|2021 Nov 26||18h 37m 22s||-22° 42’ 02”||18.44||Sagittarius|
|2021 Nov 27||18h 39m 24s||-22° 38’ 49”||18.44||Sagittarius|
|2021 Nov 28||18h 41m 26s||-22° 35’ 31”||18.44||Sagittarius|
|2021 Nov 29||18h 43m 27s||-22° 32’ 08”||18.44||Sagittarius|
|2021 Nov 30||18h 45m 30s||-22° 28’ 36”||18.44||Sagittarius|
|2021 Dec 01||18h 47m 35s||-22° 25’ 00”||18.44||Sagittarius|
|2021 Dec 02||18h 49m 37s||-22° 21’ 16”||18.44||Sagittarius|
|2021 Dec 03||18h 51m 42s||-22° 17’ 26”||18.43||Sagittarius|