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Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova

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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 in Leo on June, 27 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
11h 20m 03s
+08° 28’ 27”
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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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.

Azimuth: 81.5°
Max altitude: 47.0°
Azimuth: 278.5°

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!

Orbit Diagram of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova
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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.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
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.

Distance of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

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.

Predicted magnitude of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova between January 2013 and December 2075

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

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.82397290
Orbit inclination i 4.24816240°
Perihelion distance q 0.53251300 AU
79,662,811 km
Aphelion distance Q 5.51783933 AU
825,457,017 km
Semi-major axis a 3.02517617 AU
452,559,914 km
Orbital period period 5.2600 years
1,921.8719 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2016-Dec-31 06:22:40
2,457,753.7657 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Apr-06 03:18
2,459,675.6376 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 326.28201080721°
Longitude of the ascending node node 88.981715450742°
Mean anomaly M 8.3795028160097°
Mean motion n 0.18731738°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2027-Aug-07
Distance of closest approach* 0.22561936 AU
33,752,176 km

* 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.