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 Apr 15||29.62||21h 03m 11s||-22° 42’ 29”||Capricornus|
|2018 Apr 16||29.61||21h 03m 35s||-22° 41’ 20”||Capricornus|
|2018 Apr 17||29.60||21h 03m 59s||-22° 40’ 13”||Capricornus|
|2018 Apr 18||29.60||21h 04m 21s||-22° 39’ 08”||Capricornus|
|2018 Apr 19||29.59||21h 04m 44s||-22° 38’ 08”||Capricornus|
|2018 Apr 20||29.58||21h 05m 04s||-22° 37’ 08”||Capricornus|
|2018 Apr 21||29.58||21h 05m 26s||-22° 36’ 11”||Capricornus|
|2018 Apr 22||29.57||21h 05m 45s||-22° 35’ 17”||Capricornus|
|2018 Apr 23||29.56||21h 06m 06s||-22° 34’ 26”||Capricornus|
|2018 Apr 24||29.56||21h 06m 24s||-22° 33’ 37”||Capricornus|
|2018 Apr 25||29.55||21h 06m 43s||-22° 32’ 50”||Capricornus|
|2018 Apr 26||29.54||21h 07m 01s||-22° 32’ 07”||Capricornus|
|2018 Apr 27||29.53||21h 07m 19s||-22° 31’ 27”||Capricornus|
|2018 Apr 28||29.53||21h 07m 36s||-22° 30’ 47”||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.