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.
|2017 Mar 21||17.29||10h 35m 03s||+21° 17’ 48”||Leo|
|2017 Mar 22||17.45||10h 34m 27s||+21° 06’ 21”||Leo|
|2017 Mar 23||17.61||10h 33m 56s||+20° 55’ 09”||Leo|
|2017 Mar 24||17.77||10h 33m 28s||+20° 44’ 08”||Leo|
|2017 Mar 25||17.92||10h 33m 03s||+20° 33’ 17”||Leo|
|2017 Mar 26||18.07||10h 32m 43s||+20° 22’ 39”||Leo|
|2017 Mar 27||18.22||10h 32m 26s||+20° 12’ 09”||Leo|
|2017 Mar 28||18.37||10h 32m 12s||+20° 01’ 48”||Leo|
|2017 Mar 29||18.52||10h 32m 00s||+19° 51’ 33”||Leo|
|2017 Mar 30||18.66||10h 31m 53s||+19° 41’ 29”||Leo|
|2017 Mar 31||18.80||10h 31m 47s||+19° 31’ 29”||Leo|
|2017 Apr 01||18.94||10h 31m 45s||+19° 21’ 38”||Leo|
|2017 Apr 02||19.08||10h 31m 45s||+19° 11’ 51”||Leo|
|2017 Apr 03||19.21||10h 31m 46s||+19° 02’ 11”||Leo|
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 06 January 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457760.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.53255577 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Dec-31 06:24:57
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Apr-05 14:38
|Argument of perihelion||peri||326.26418870916°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||89.005064665114°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2017-Feb-11|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.08329363 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.