Comet 56P/Slaughter-Burnham Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 56P/Slaughter-Burnham 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 56P/Slaughter-Burnham Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 56P/Slaughter-Burnham rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 56P/Slaughter-Burnham Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 56P/Slaughter-Burnham with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 56P/Slaughter-Burnham 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 56P/Slaughter-Burnham Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 56P/Slaughter-Burnham computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 56P/Slaughter-Burnham in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2018 Jul 13||23.04||09h 52m 58s||+14° 41’ 17”||Leo|
|2018 Jul 14||23.05||09h 53m 44s||+14° 36’ 35”||Leo|
|2018 Jul 15||23.05||09h 54m 29s||+14° 31’ 54”||Leo|
|2018 Jul 16||23.06||09h 55m 15s||+14° 27’ 11”||Leo|
|2018 Jul 17||23.07||09h 56m 02s||+14° 22’ 26”||Leo|
|2018 Jul 18||23.08||09h 56m 48s||+14° 17’ 40”||Leo|
|2018 Jul 19||23.09||09h 57m 34s||+14° 12’ 55”||Leo|
|2018 Jul 20||23.10||09h 58m 21s||+14° 08’ 08”||Leo|
|2018 Jul 21||23.11||09h 59m 08s||+14° 03’ 20”||Leo|
|2018 Jul 22||23.12||09h 59m 54s||+13° 58’ 31”||Leo|
|2018 Jul 23||23.13||10h 00m 41s||+13° 53’ 40”||Leo|
|2018 Jul 24||23.14||10h 01m 27s||+13° 48’ 51”||Leo|
|2018 Jul 25||23.14||10h 02m 14s||+13° 43’ 59”||Leo|
|2018 Jul 26||23.15||10h 03m 02s||+13° 39’ 07”||Leo|
Distance of Comet 56P/Slaughter-Burnham from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 56P/Slaughter-Burnham 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 56P/Slaughter-Burnham is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 56P/Slaughter-Burnham
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 56P/Slaughter-Burnham, 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 56P/Slaughter-Burnham Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 56P/Slaughter-Burnham at epoch 27 July 2013 00:00 UTC (JD: 2456501.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.50583251 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Jul-18 01:31:09
|Next perihelion transit||2028-Jan-06 13:32
|Argument of perihelion||peri||44.214753926961°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||346.03978424198°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2061-Oct-25|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.47235342 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.