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 Jan 17||22.68||15h 15m 24s||-14° 34’ 06”||Libra|
|2018 Jan 18||22.68||15h 15m 50s||-14° 34’ 54”||Libra|
|2018 Jan 19||22.67||15h 16m 14s||-14° 35’ 40”||Libra|
|2018 Jan 20||22.67||15h 16m 40s||-14° 36’ 24”||Libra|
|2018 Jan 21||22.66||15h 17m 03s||-14° 37’ 04”||Libra|
|2018 Jan 22||22.65||15h 17m 27s||-14° 37’ 41”||Libra|
|2018 Jan 23||22.65||15h 17m 50s||-14° 38’ 17”||Libra|
|2018 Jan 24||22.64||15h 18m 14s||-14° 38’ 49”||Libra|
|2018 Jan 25||22.64||15h 18m 36s||-14° 39’ 19”||Libra|
|2018 Jan 26||22.63||15h 18m 56s||-14° 39’ 47”||Libra|
|2018 Jan 27||22.63||15h 19m 18s||-14° 40’ 10”||Libra|
|2018 Jan 28||22.62||15h 19m 39s||-14° 40’ 32”||Libra|
|2018 Jan 29||22.62||15h 19m 59s||-14° 40’ 51”||Libra|
|2018 Jan 30||22.61||15h 20m 17s||-14° 41’ 08”||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.