Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux 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.
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.
Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.
Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux Orbit Diagram
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 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.
|2018 Dec 04||13h 11m 26s||+06° 14’ 16”||17.85||Virgo|
|2018 Dec 05||13h 13m 14s||+06° 11’ 00”||17.86||Virgo|
|2018 Dec 06||13h 15m 00s||+06° 07’ 54”||17.88||Virgo|
|2018 Dec 07||13h 16m 45s||+06° 04’ 58”||17.89||Virgo|
|2018 Dec 08||13h 18m 30s||+06° 02’ 08”||17.90||Virgo|
|2018 Dec 09||13h 20m 13s||+05° 59’ 29”||17.92||Virgo|
|2018 Dec 10||13h 21m 56s||+05° 56’ 57”||17.93||Virgo|
|2018 Dec 11||13h 23m 39s||+05° 54’ 36”||17.94||Virgo|
|2018 Dec 12||13h 25m 20s||+05° 52’ 22”||17.96||Virgo|
|2018 Dec 13||13h 27m 01s||+05° 50’ 17”||17.97||Virgo|
|2018 Dec 14||13h 28m 40s||+05° 48’ 21”||17.98||Virgo|
|2018 Dec 15||13h 30m 18s||+05° 46’ 36”||17.99||Virgo|
|2018 Dec 16||13h 31m 55s||+05° 44’ 58”||18.01||Virgo|
|2018 Dec 17||13h 33m 32s||+05° 43’ 32”||18.02||Virgo|
Distance of Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux 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 49P/Arend-Rigaux is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux
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 Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux at epoch 22 April 2010 00:00 UTC (JD: 2455309.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.42039213 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2011-Oct-19 01:59:37
|Next perihelion transit||2018-Jul-06 02:01
|Argument of perihelion||peri||332.87789397025°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||118.9372408865°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2031-Dec-27|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.55946590 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.