Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova 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 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova 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 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2018 Feb 14||33.22||15h 05m 36s||-13° 36’ 45”||Libra|
|2018 Feb 15||33.23||15h 05m 39s||-13° 36’ 10”||Libra|
|2018 Feb 16||33.24||15h 05m 40s||-13° 35’ 30”||Libra|
|2018 Feb 17||33.24||15h 05m 42s||-13° 34’ 46”||Libra|
|2018 Feb 18||33.25||15h 05m 42s||-13° 34’ 00”||Libra|
|2018 Feb 19||33.26||15h 05m 40s||-13° 33’ 06”||Libra|
|2018 Feb 20||33.27||15h 05m 38s||-13° 32’ 11”||Libra|
|2018 Feb 21||33.27||15h 05m 35s||-13° 31’ 09”||Libra|
|2018 Feb 22||33.28||15h 05m 30s||-13° 30’ 03”||Libra|
|2018 Feb 23||33.29||15h 05m 25s||-13° 28’ 54”||Libra|
|2018 Feb 24||33.30||15h 05m 18s||-13° 27’ 41”||Libra|
|2018 Feb 25||33.30||15h 05m 11s||-13° 26’ 22”||Libra|
|2018 Feb 26||33.31||15h 05m 03s||-13° 25’ 00”||Libra|
|2018 Feb 27||33.32||15h 04m 53s||-13° 23’ 33”||Libra|
Distance of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova 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 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova, 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 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova at epoch 13 February 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457798.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.53251299 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Dec-31 06:22:40
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Apr-06 03:17
|Argument of perihelion||peri||326.28199092978°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||88.98173256884°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2017-Feb-11|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.08331058 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.