Comet 4P/Faye Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 4P/Faye 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 4P/Faye Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 4P/Faye rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 4P/Faye Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 4P/Faye with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 4P/Faye 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 4P/Faye Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 4P/Faye computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 4P/Faye in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2018 Apr 13||22.19||15h 14m 30s||-13° 00’ 59”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 14||22.19||15h 14m 03s||-12° 58’ 14”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 15||22.18||15h 13m 35s||-12° 55’ 27”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 16||22.18||15h 13m 05s||-12° 52’ 40”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 17||22.18||15h 12m 37s||-12° 49’ 51”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 18||22.17||15h 12m 06s||-12° 47’ 02”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 19||22.17||15h 11m 36s||-12° 44’ 12”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 20||22.17||15h 11m 07s||-12° 41’ 21”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 21||22.16||15h 10m 36s||-12° 38’ 29”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 22||22.16||15h 10m 05s||-12° 35’ 36”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 23||22.16||15h 09m 33s||-12° 32’ 44”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 24||22.16||15h 09m 02s||-12° 29’ 49”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 25||22.15||15h 08m 30s||-12° 26’ 56”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 26||22.15||15h 07m 58s||-12° 24’ 02”||Libra|
Distance of Comet 4P/Faye from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 4P/Faye 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 4P/Faye is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 4P/Faye
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 4P/Faye, 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 4P/Faye Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 4P/Faye at epoch 27 August 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457262.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.65187634 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2014-May-29 20:50:57
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Dec-05 09:20
|Argument of perihelion||peri||205.12581771764°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||199.14398241151°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2073-Nov-03|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.61626888 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.