Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension of Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux is 18h 27m 56s and the Declination is -19° 18’ 19” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux is 22.11 (JPL).
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Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux from Earth is currently 813,404,916 kilometers, equivalent to 5.437276 Astronomical Units. Light takes 45 minutes and 13.2267 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 0.559458 Astronomical Units, or 83,693,666 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 behavior 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, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric 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||1.42383153 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2011-Oct-19 01:50:06
|Next perihelion transit||2018-Jul-10 19:20
|Argument of perihelion||peri||332.787692485°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||118.87791451082°|
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.
|2022 Sep 28||18h 26m 11s||-19° 06’ 30”||22.07||Sagittarius|
|2022 Sep 29||18h 26m 22s||-19° 08’ 08”||22.07||Sagittarius|
|2022 Sep 30||18h 26m 35s||-19° 09’ 45”||22.08||Sagittarius|
|2022 Oct 01||18h 26m 48s||-19° 11’ 20”||22.08||Sagittarius|
|2022 Oct 02||18h 27m 02s||-19° 12’ 53”||22.09||Sagittarius|
|2022 Oct 03||18h 27m 15s||-19° 14’ 27”||22.09||Sagittarius|
|2022 Oct 04||18h 27m 30s||-19° 16’ 00”||22.10||Sagittarius|
|2022 Oct 05||18h 27m 47s||-19° 17’ 30”||22.10||Sagittarius|
|2022 Oct 06||18h 28m 04s||-19° 19’ 00”||22.11||Sagittarius|
|2022 Oct 07||18h 28m 21s||-19° 20’ 29”||22.11||Sagittarius|
|2022 Oct 08||18h 28m 38s||-19° 21’ 56”||22.12||Sagittarius|
|2022 Oct 09||18h 28m 57s||-19° 23’ 21”||22.12||Sagittarius|
|2022 Oct 10||18h 29m 17s||-19° 24’ 47”||22.13||Sagittarius|
|2022 Oct 11||18h 29m 35s||-19° 26’ 09”||22.13||Sagittarius|