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 Jan 15||29.93||20h 03m 30s||-26° 03’ 32”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 16||29.93||20h 04m 18s||-26° 00’ 54”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 17||29.93||20h 05m 06s||-25° 58’ 15”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 18||29.93||20h 05m 53s||-25° 55’ 36”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 19||29.93||20h 06m 42s||-25° 52’ 59”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 20||29.93||20h 07m 29s||-25° 50’ 20”||Sagittarius|
|2018 Jan 21||29.93||20h 08m 17s||-25° 47’ 42”||Capricornus|
|2018 Jan 22||29.92||20h 09m 05s||-25° 45’ 02”||Capricornus|
|2018 Jan 23||29.92||20h 09m 51s||-25° 42’ 24”||Capricornus|
|2018 Jan 24||29.92||20h 10m 40s||-25° 39’ 46”||Capricornus|
|2018 Jan 25||29.92||20h 11m 26s||-25° 37’ 06”||Capricornus|
|2018 Jan 26||29.92||20h 12m 15s||-25° 34’ 27”||Capricornus|
|2018 Jan 27||29.92||20h 13m 01s||-25° 31’ 49”||Capricornus|
|2018 Jan 28||29.92||20h 13m 49s||-25° 29’ 09”||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.