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 Jan 16||20.91||09h 47m 57s||+18° 33’ 43”||Leo|
|2018 Jan 17||20.92||09h 47m 23s||+18° 36’ 10”||Leo|
|2018 Jan 18||20.92||09h 46m 49s||+18° 38’ 36”||Leo|
|2018 Jan 19||20.93||09h 46m 14s||+18° 41’ 04”||Leo|
|2018 Jan 20||20.93||09h 45m 38s||+18° 43’ 33”||Leo|
|2018 Jan 21||20.94||09h 45m 02s||+18° 46’ 04”||Leo|
|2018 Jan 22||20.94||09h 44m 26s||+18° 48’ 33”||Leo|
|2018 Jan 23||20.95||09h 43m 49s||+18° 51’ 05”||Leo|
|2018 Jan 24||20.96||09h 43m 12s||+18° 53’ 35”||Leo|
|2018 Jan 25||20.96||09h 42m 33s||+18° 56’ 05”||Leo|
|2018 Jan 26||20.97||09h 41m 54s||+18° 58’ 36”||Leo|
|2018 Jan 27||20.97||09h 41m 17s||+19° 01’ 06”||Leo|
|2018 Jan 28||20.98||09h 40m 37s||+19° 03’ 37”||Leo|
|2018 Jan 29||20.99||09h 39m 57s||+19° 06’ 06”||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 13 November 2012 00:00 UTC (JD: 2456245.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.50531518 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Jul-17 14:47:45
|Next perihelion transit||2028-Jan-06 22:56
|Argument of perihelion||peri||44.149217115776°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||346.08725792814°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2061-Oct-26|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.47399120 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.