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Comet 4P/Faye

Comet 4P/Faye is currently in the constellation of Gemini. The current Right Ascension of Comet 4P/Faye is 06h 43m 03s and the Declination is +12° 25’ 43” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 4P/Faye is 13.11 (JPL) while the latest observed magnitude is 11.6 (COBS).

Summary of key facts about Comet 4P/Faye [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

06h 43m 03s
+12° 25’ 43”

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Comet 4P/Faye Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Comet 4P/Faye 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.

Map showing Comet 4P/Faye in Gemini on October, 26 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Comet 4P/Faye in Gemini on October, 26 2021
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 4P/Faye is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

RA: 06h 43m 03s
Dec: +12° 25’ 43”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 4P/Faye
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Comet 4P/Faye?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 4P/Faye in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Comet 4P/Faye Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet 4P/Faye from Earth is currently 156,403,071 kilometers, equivalent to 1.045490 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 41.7045 seconds to travel from Comet 4P/Faye and arrive to us.

8 minutes and 41.7045 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 4P/Faye 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.

Distance of Comet 4P/Faye from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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 4P/Faye from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet 4P/Faye to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 4P/Faye to Earth happens on Thu Nov 2 2073 at a distance of 0.614817 Astronomical Units, or 91,975,295 kilometers:

Thu Nov 2 2073

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Comet 4P/Faye brightness

The current visual magnitude of Comet 4P/Faye is 13.11.


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 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.

Predicted magnitude of Comet 4P/Faye between January 2013 and December 2100

Comet 4P/Faye rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Comet 4P/Faye rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 77.6°
Max altitude: 51.0°
Azimuth: 282.4°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 4P/Faye 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 4P/Faye 15 Days 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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Oct 19 06h 33m 23s +13° 36’ 51” 13.13 Gemini
2021 Oct 20 06h 34m 48s +13° 27’ 29” 13.12 Gemini
2021 Oct 21 06h 36m 10s +13° 18’ 06” 13.12 Gemini
2021 Oct 22 06h 37m 29s +13° 08’ 40” 13.12 Gemini
2021 Oct 23 06h 38m 48s +12° 59’ 15” 13.11 Gemini
2021 Oct 24 06h 40m 03s +12° 49’ 49” 13.11 Gemini
2021 Oct 25 06h 41m 16s +12° 40’ 22” 13.11 Gemini
2021 Oct 26 06h 42m 26s +12° 30’ 56” 13.11 Gemini
2021 Oct 27 06h 43m 35s +12° 21’ 29” 13.11 Gemini
2021 Oct 28 06h 44m 39s +12° 12’ 05” 13.10 Gemini
2021 Oct 29 06h 45m 42s +12° 02’ 40” 13.10 Gemini
2021 Oct 30 06h 46m 44s +11° 53’ 18” 13.10 Gemini
2021 Oct 31 06h 47m 41s +11° 43’ 59” 13.10 Monoceros
2021 Nov 01 06h 48m 37s +11° 34’ 41” 13.10 Monoceros