Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova is 13h 28m 57s and the Declination is -04° 48’ 59” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova is 30.08 (JPL).
The observed values of Magnitude, Coma Diameter and Tail Length are derived from the most recent observation recorded at the Comet Observers Database. The value of Predicted Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and, in the case of comets, might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of these objects. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Predicted 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.
Today's rise, transit and set times of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova from Greenwich, United Kingdom (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
- 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Given its current magnitude, 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova 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.
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
RA: 13h 28m 57s
Dec: -04° 48’ 59”
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
Also check out Where is Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova from Earth is currently 523,211,552 kilometers, equivalent to 3.497453 Astronomical Units. Light takes 29 minutes and 5.2459 seconds to travel from Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova 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 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova to Earth
Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova to Earth happens on Sat Feb 11 2017 at a distance of 0.083311 Astronomical Units, or 12,463,083 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Brightness and Light Curve
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 August 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457979.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.53265015 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Dec-31 06:49:10
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Apr-07 06:40
|Argument of perihelion||peri||326.34419840517°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||88.934602450647°|
Visualization of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Orbit
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!
View Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova in the 3D Solar System Simulator
Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova 15 Days 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.
|2023 May 31||13h 31m 49s||-04° 57’ 08”||29.92||Virgo|
|2023 Jun 01||13h 31m 22s||-04° 55’ 41”||29.95||Virgo|
|2023 Jun 02||13h 30m 56s||-04° 54’ 20”||29.97||Virgo|
|2023 Jun 03||13h 30m 30s||-04° 53’ 03”||29.99||Virgo|
|2023 Jun 04||13h 30m 06s||-04° 51’ 55”||30.01||Virgo|
|2023 Jun 05||13h 29m 43s||-04° 50’ 51”||30.04||Virgo|
|2023 Jun 06||13h 29m 21s||-04° 49’ 54”||30.06||Virgo|
|2023 Jun 07||13h 28m 59s||-04° 49’ 02”||30.08||Virgo|
|2023 Jun 08||13h 28m 40s||-04° 48’ 17”||30.11||Virgo|
|2023 Jun 09||13h 28m 21s||-04° 47’ 39”||30.13||Virgo|
|2023 Jun 10||13h 28m 02s||-04° 47’ 06”||30.15||Virgo|
|2023 Jun 11||13h 27m 46s||-04° 46’ 37”||30.18||Virgo|
|2023 Jun 12||13h 27m 29s||-04° 46’ 17”||30.20||Virgo|
|2023 Jun 13||13h 27m 15s||-04° 46’ 01”||30.22||Virgo|