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.
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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 Sep 15||29.82||12h 58m 31s||-03° 00’ 46”||Virgo|
|2017 Sep 16||29.86||12h 59m 40s||-03° 08’ 21”||Virgo|
|2017 Sep 17||29.90||13h 00m 51s||-03° 15’ 56”||Virgo|
|2017 Sep 18||29.93||13h 02m 00s||-03° 23’ 27”||Virgo|
|2017 Sep 19||29.97||13h 03m 11s||-03° 30’ 59”||Virgo|
|2017 Sep 20||30.00||13h 04m 19s||-03° 38’ 26”||Virgo|
|2017 Sep 21||30.04||13h 05m 30s||-03° 45’ 54”||Virgo|
|2017 Sep 22||30.07||13h 06m 39s||-03° 53’ 17”||Virgo|
|2017 Sep 23||30.10||13h 07m 49s||-04° 00’ 41”||Virgo|
|2017 Sep 24||30.14||13h 08m 58s||-04° 08’ 02”||Virgo|
|2017 Sep 25||30.17||13h 10m 08s||-04° 15’ 20”||Virgo|
|2017 Sep 26||30.21||13h 11m 17s||-04° 22’ 36”||Virgo|
|2017 Sep 27||30.24||13h 12m 25s||-04° 29’ 50”||Virgo|
|2017 Sep 28||30.27||13h 13m 35s||-04° 37’ 04”||Virgo|
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.
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||326.28199828077°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||88.981726125543°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2027-Aug-10|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.17030181 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.