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 Jun 20||25.39||11h 10m 54s||+09° 36’ 05”||Leo|
|2017 Jun 21||25.46||11h 12m 12s||+09° 26’ 20”||Leo|
|2017 Jun 22||25.53||11h 13m 31s||+09° 16’ 37”||Leo|
|2017 Jun 23||25.59||11h 14m 49s||+09° 06’ 56”||Leo|
|2017 Jun 24||25.66||11h 16m 08s||+08° 57’ 16”||Leo|
|2017 Jun 25||25.73||11h 17m 26s||+08° 47’ 39”||Leo|
|2017 Jun 26||25.80||11h 18m 45s||+08° 38’ 03”||Leo|
|2017 Jun 27||25.86||11h 20m 03s||+08° 28’ 27”||Leo|
|2017 Jun 28||25.93||11h 21m 20s||+08° 18’ 53”||Leo|
|2017 Jun 29||25.99||11h 22m 37s||+08° 09’ 23”||Leo|
|2017 Jun 30||26.06||11h 23m 56s||+07° 59’ 52”||Leo|
|2017 Jul 01||26.12||11h 25m 13s||+07° 50’ 22”||Leo|
|2017 Jul 02||26.19||11h 26m 30s||+07° 40’ 55”||Leo|
|2017 Jul 03||26.25||11h 27m 47s||+07° 31’ 30”||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 13 February 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457798.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.53251300 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Dec-31 06:22:40
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Apr-06 03:18
|Argument of perihelion||peri||326.28201080721°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||88.981715450742°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2027-Aug-07|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.22561936 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.