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 Apr 12||21.87||09h 08m 00s||+19° 53’ 53”||Cancer|
|2018 Apr 13||21.88||09h 08m 03s||+19° 52’ 18”||Cancer|
|2018 Apr 14||21.89||09h 08m 04s||+19° 50’ 39”||Cancer|
|2018 Apr 15||21.91||09h 08m 08s||+19° 48’ 56”||Cancer|
|2018 Apr 16||21.92||09h 08m 12s||+19° 47’ 09”||Cancer|
|2018 Apr 17||21.94||09h 08m 18s||+19° 45’ 20”||Cancer|
|2018 Apr 18||21.95||09h 08m 25s||+19° 43’ 28”||Cancer|
|2018 Apr 19||21.97||09h 08m 31s||+19° 41’ 34”||Cancer|
|2018 Apr 20||21.98||09h 08m 39s||+19° 39’ 36”||Cancer|
|2018 Apr 21||22.00||09h 08m 48s||+19° 37’ 35”||Cancer|
|2018 Apr 22||22.01||09h 08m 57s||+19° 35’ 30”||Cancer|
|2018 Apr 23||22.03||09h 09m 06s||+19° 33’ 24”||Cancer|
|2018 Apr 24||22.04||09h 09m 17s||+19° 31’ 14”||Cancer|
|2018 Apr 25||22.06||09h 09m 29s||+19° 29’ 02”||Cancer|
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.