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Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte

Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension of Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte is 15h 37m 18s and the Declination is -15° 46’ 06” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte is 18.04 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

15h 37m 18s
-15° 46’ 06”
  • 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 19° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte rise and set times.
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Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.

Map showing Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte in Libra on May, 07 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte in Libra on May, 07 2021
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher 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: 15h 37m 18s
Dec: -15° 46’ 06”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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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.

Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte from Earth is currently 184,580,217 kilometers, equivalent to 1.233843 Astronomical Units. Light takes 10 minutes and 15.6933 seconds to travel from Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte and arrive to us.

10 minutes and 15.6933 seconds

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.

Distance of Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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 of Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte to Earth happens on Wed Aug 7 2086 at a distance of 0.347378 Astronomical Units, or 51,967,018 kilometers:

Wed Aug 7 2086

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

Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte brightness

The current visual magnitude of Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte is 18.04.


The observed magnitude and coma diameter values are derived from the Comet Observers Database by averaging the values reported in recent observations (more recent than 4 days), when available. The Estimated Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of comets. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Estimated 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.

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.

Predicted magnitude of Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte between January 2013 and December 2100

Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 105.8°
Max altitude: 22.7°
Azimuth: 254.2°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte 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. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Apr 30 15h 42m 39s -16° 20’ 53” 18.36 Libra
2021 May 01 15h 42m 03s -16° 16’ 44” 18.32 Libra
2021 May 02 15h 41m 26s -16° 12’ 29” 18.28 Libra
2021 May 03 15h 40m 47s -16° 08’ 12” 18.24 Libra
2021 May 04 15h 40m 08s -16° 03’ 50” 18.20 Libra
2021 May 05 15h 39m 27s -15° 59’ 24” 18.16 Libra
2021 May 06 15h 38m 44s -15° 54’ 55” 18.12 Libra
2021 May 07 15h 38m 00s -15° 50’ 21” 18.08 Libra
2021 May 08 15h 37m 15s -15° 45’ 47” 18.04 Libra
2021 May 09 15h 36m 30s -15° 41’ 08” 18.00 Libra
2021 May 10 15h 35m 44s -15° 36’ 29” 17.97 Libra
2021 May 11 15h 34m 56s -15° 31’ 45” 17.93 Libra
2021 May 12 15h 34m 09s -15° 27’ 02” 17.89 Libra
2021 May 13 15h 33m 20s -15° 22’ 17” 17.86 Libra