Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux is right now (view fullscreen)
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Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux Distance
The distance of Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux from Earth is currently 732,121,808 kilometers, equivalent to 4.893932 Astronomical Units. Light takes 40 minutes and 42.0955 seconds to travel from Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux 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 49P/Arend-Rigaux from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux to Earth happens on Sat Dec 27 2031 at a distance of 0.55950413 Astronomical Units, or 83,700,627 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux brightness
The observed magnitude and coma diameter values are derived from the Comet Observers Database by averaging the values reported in recent observations (more recent than 4 days), when available. The Estimated Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behvior of comets. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Estimated 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.
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux, 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 49P/Arend-Rigaux rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.42380836 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2011-Oct-19 01:45:27
|Next perihelion transit||2018-Jul-11 10:56
|Argument of perihelion||peri||332.78260691033°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||118.88326385387°|
Visualization of Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux 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 49P/Arend-Rigaux 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2019 Oct 14||14h 55m 14s||-01° 16’ 56”||22.48||Libra|
|2019 Oct 15||14h 56m 16s||-01° 23’ 02”||22.49||Libra|
|2019 Oct 16||14h 57m 18s||-01° 29’ 03”||22.50||Libra|
|2019 Oct 17||14h 58m 18s||-01° 35’ 00”||22.51||Libra|
|2019 Oct 18||14h 59m 21s||-01° 40’ 55”||22.52||Libra|
|2019 Oct 19||15h 00m 23s||-01° 46’ 47”||22.54||Libra|
|2019 Oct 20||15h 01m 24s||-01° 52’ 36”||22.55||Libra|
|2019 Oct 21||15h 02m 26s||-01° 58’ 22”||22.56||Libra|
|2019 Oct 22||15h 03m 29s||-02° 04’ 04”||22.57||Libra|
|2019 Oct 23||15h 04m 31s||-02° 09’ 42”||22.58||Libra|
|2019 Oct 24||15h 05m 32s||-02° 15’ 19”||22.59||Libra|
|2019 Oct 25||15h 06m 34s||-02° 20’ 52”||22.60||Libra|
|2019 Oct 26||15h 07m 36s||-02° 26’ 21”||22.61||Libra|
|2019 Oct 27||15h 08m 39s||-02° 31’ 46”||22.62||Libra|