Comet 52P/Harrington-Abell Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 52P/Harrington-Abell 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 52P/Harrington-Abell Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 52P/Harrington-Abell rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 52P/Harrington-Abell Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 52P/Harrington-Abell with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 52P/Harrington-Abell 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 52P/Harrington-Abell Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 52P/Harrington-Abell computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 52P/Harrington-Abell in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2018 Jul 14||29.02||20h 55m 31s||-23° 51’ 35”||Capricornus|
|2018 Jul 15||29.01||20h 54m 56s||-23° 53’ 39”||Capricornus|
|2018 Jul 16||29.01||20h 54m 23s||-23° 55’ 44”||Capricornus|
|2018 Jul 17||29.00||20h 53m 48s||-23° 57’ 47”||Capricornus|
|2018 Jul 18||29.00||20h 53m 13s||-23° 59’ 48”||Capricornus|
|2018 Jul 19||29.00||20h 52m 39s||-24° 01’ 50”||Capricornus|
|2018 Jul 20||28.99||20h 52m 04s||-24° 03’ 52”||Capricornus|
|2018 Jul 21||28.99||20h 51m 28s||-24° 05’ 53”||Capricornus|
|2018 Jul 22||28.99||20h 50m 52s||-24° 07’ 51”||Capricornus|
|2018 Jul 23||28.98||20h 50m 16s||-24° 09’ 50”||Capricornus|
|2018 Jul 24||28.98||20h 49m 40s||-24° 11’ 47”||Capricornus|
|2018 Jul 25||28.98||20h 49m 04s||-24° 13’ 42”||Capricornus|
|2018 Jul 26||28.97||20h 48m 27s||-24° 15’ 38”||Capricornus|
|2018 Jul 27||28.97||20h 47m 49s||-24° 17’ 30”||Capricornus|
Distance of Comet 52P/Harrington-Abell from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 52P/Harrington-Abell 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 52P/Harrington-Abell is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 52P/Harrington-Abell
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 52P/Harrington-Abell, 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 52P/Harrington-Abell Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 52P/Harrington-Abell at epoch 19 November 2014 00:00 UTC (JD: 2456981.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.77310973 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2014-Mar-07 11:58:10
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Oct-04 04:22
|Argument of perihelion||peri||139.59844231276°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||336.85163748745°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2037-Jan-28|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.87840324 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.