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 Feb 18||10.24||13h 05m 11s||+32° 33’ 37”||Canes|
|2017 Feb 19||10.56||12h 46m 05s||+32° 02’ 56”||Canes|
|2017 Feb 20||10.87||12h 29m 51s||+31° 27’ 50”||Canes|
|2017 Feb 21||11.18||12h 16m 01s||+30° 51’ 10”||Coma|
|2017 Feb 22||11.48||12h 04m 10s||+30° 14’ 35”||Ursa Major|
|2017 Feb 23||11.77||11h 53m 57s||+29° 39’ 06”||Ursa Major|
|2017 Feb 24||12.05||11h 45m 06s||+29° 05’ 08”||Ursa Major|
|2017 Feb 25||12.33||11h 37m 21s||+28° 32’ 57”||Ursa Major|
|2017 Feb 26||12.60||11h 30m 33s||+28° 02’ 35”||Leo|
|2017 Feb 27||12.86||11h 24m 32s||+27° 33’ 57”||Leo|
|2017 Feb 28||13.11||11h 19m 10s||+27° 07’ 01”||Leo|
|2017 Mar 01||13.36||11h 14m 25s||+26° 41’ 39”||Leo|
|2017 Mar 02||13.59||11h 10m 08s||+26° 17’ 43”||Leo|
|2017 Mar 03||13.83||11h 06m 16s||+25° 55’ 05”||Leo Minor|
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.