Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte is 04h 19m 01s and the Declination is +18° 56’ 35” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte is 27.33 (JPL).
Today's rise, transit and set times of Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
- 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- Right now it is placed in the East direction at an altitude of 23° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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: 04h 19m 01s
Dec: +18° 56’ 35”
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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 657,027,964 kilometers, equivalent to 4.391961 Astronomical Units. Light takes 36 minutes and 31.6094 seconds to travel from Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte and arrive to us.
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.
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 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:
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 27.33.
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.
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.
|2023 Mar 20||04h 12m 47s||+18° 38’ 12”||27.19||Taurus|
|2023 Mar 21||04h 13m 36s||+18° 40’ 41”||27.21||Taurus|
|2023 Mar 22||04h 14m 26s||+18° 43’ 09”||27.23||Taurus|
|2023 Mar 23||04h 15m 15s||+18° 45’ 38”||27.25||Taurus|
|2023 Mar 24||04h 16m 05s||+18° 48’ 06”||27.27||Taurus|
|2023 Mar 25||04h 16m 55s||+18° 50’ 35”||27.29||Taurus|
|2023 Mar 26||04h 17m 47s||+18° 53’ 03”||27.31||Taurus|
|2023 Mar 27||04h 18m 38s||+18° 55’ 31”||27.33||Taurus|
|2023 Mar 28||04h 19m 30s||+18° 57’ 57”||27.34||Taurus|
|2023 Mar 29||04h 20m 21s||+19° 00’ 24”||27.36||Taurus|
|2023 Mar 30||04h 21m 15s||+19° 02’ 52”||27.38||Taurus|
|2023 Mar 31||04h 22m 08s||+19° 05’ 17”||27.40||Taurus|
|2023 Apr 01||04h 23m 02s||+19° 07’ 44”||27.42||Taurus|
|2023 Apr 02||04h 23m 56s||+19° 10’ 09”||27.44||Taurus|