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 Apr 20||21.29||10h 37m 05s||+16° 27’ 33”||Leo|
|2017 Apr 21||21.40||10h 37m 36s||+16° 18’ 51”||Leo|
|2017 Apr 22||21.51||10h 38m 09s||+16° 10’ 09”||Leo|
|2017 Apr 23||21.61||10h 38m 44s||+16° 01’ 29”||Leo|
|2017 Apr 24||21.72||10h 39m 19s||+15° 52’ 51”||Leo|
|2017 Apr 25||21.82||10h 39m 55s||+15° 44’ 13”||Leo|
|2017 Apr 26||21.93||10h 40m 32s||+15° 35’ 38”||Leo|
|2017 Apr 27||22.03||10h 41m 08s||+15° 27’ 02”||Leo|
|2017 Apr 28||22.13||10h 41m 48s||+15° 18’ 28”||Leo|
|2017 Apr 29||22.23||10h 42m 28s||+15° 09’ 55”||Leo|
|2017 Apr 30||22.33||10h 43m 09s||+15° 01’ 22”||Leo|
|2017 May 01||22.43||10h 43m 50s||+14° 52’ 50”||Leo|
|2017 May 02||22.53||10h 44m 31s||+14° 44’ 18”||Leo|
|2017 May 03||22.63||10h 45m 15s||+14° 35’ 48”||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 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.