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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:01 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:06
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Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte

Above the horizon.  Rise: 5:22 | Tran: 13:03 | Set: 20:43
Alt: 20.63°   Az: 85.13°   Direction: East

Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte is in the constellation of Gemini, at a distance of 913,691,431.0 kilometers from Earth. The current Right Ascension is 07h 43m 35s and the Declination is +18° 58’ 33” (apparent coordinates). The predicted magnitude of Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte is 30.81 (data provided by JPL Horizons).

Finder chart of 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte in Gemini on July,16 2024
Map showing Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte in Gemini on July, 16 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Celestial Coordinates


07h 43m 35s
+18° 58’ 33”
18h 38m 18s
02h 21m 54s


07h 42m 09s
+19° 02’ 07”

Additional Information


The observed values of Magnitude, Coma Diameter and Tail Length are derived from the most recent observation recorded at the Comet Observers Database. The value of Predicted Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and, in the case of comets, might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of these objects. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Predicted Magnitude as a directional indication. We acknowledge with thanks the comet observations from the COBS Comet Observation Database contributed by observers worldwide and used in this table to report recent comet observations.

Rise and Set Times

Today's rise, transit and set times of Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte from Greenwich, UK (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 71.0°
Max altitude: 57.5°
Azimuth: 289.0°
  • 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte is above the horizon from Greenwich, UK.
  • Right now it is placed in the East direction at an altitude of 20.63° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Finder Charts

Finder chart of 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte
Sky map showing Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte in Gemini on July, 16 2024. Field of view: 10x6 degrees. View in interactive sky chart

High precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

RA: 07h 42m 09s
Dec: +19° 02’ 07”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte. Field of view: 60x40 arcmins. View in deep sky object tracker

Also check out Where is Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte from Earth is currently 913,691,431.0 kilometers, equivalent to 6.1076499734 Astronomical Units. Light takes 50m 47.747s to travel from Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte and arrive to us.

50m 47.747s

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.

Chart of the distance of Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest Approach

Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte to Earth happens on Wed Aug 7 2086 at a distance of 0.347380 Astronomical Units, or 51,967,240 kilometers:

Wed Aug 7 2086

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte, 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.

Chart of the magnitude of Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte as a function of time

15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Apparent celestial coordinates are provided.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2024 Jul 09 07h 37m 12s +19° 13’ 39” 30.79 Gemini
2024 Jul 10 07h 38m 05s +19° 11’ 39” 30.79 Gemini
2024 Jul 11 07h 38m 58s +19° 09’ 37” 30.80 Gemini
2024 Jul 12 07h 39m 50s +19° 07’ 34” 30.80 Gemini
2024 Jul 13 07h 40m 43s +19° 05’ 31” 30.80 Gemini
2024 Jul 14 07h 41m 35s +19° 03’ 25” 30.80 Gemini
2024 Jul 15 07h 42m 28s +19° 01’ 18” 30.81 Gemini
2024 Jul 16 07h 43m 20s +18° 59’ 10” 30.81 Gemini
2024 Jul 17 07h 44m 13s +18° 57’ 01” 30.81 Gemini
2024 Jul 18 07h 45m 05s +18° 54’ 50” 30.81 Gemini
2024 Jul 19 07h 45m 58s +18° 52’ 37” 30.82 Gemini
2024 Jul 20 07h 46m 50s +18° 50’ 25” 30.82 Gemini
2024 Jul 21 07h 47m 42s +18° 48’ 10” 30.82 Gemini
2024 Jul 22 07h 48m 34s +18° 45’ 55” 30.82 Gemini

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