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Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte

Altitude: -2.8°   Azimuth: 306.0°   Direction: North-West

Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte is currently in the constellation of Gemini.

The current Right Ascension of Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte is 07h 04m 45s and the Declination is +19° 03’ 55” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte is 29.05 (JPL).

07h 04m 45s
+19° 03’ 55”

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.

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

Azimuth: 70.9°
Max altitude: 57.6°
Azimuth: 289.1°
  • 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Available Resources

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.

Finder chart of 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte in Gemini on December,11 2023
Map showing Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte in Gemini on December, 11 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte
Map showing Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte in Gemini on December, 11 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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: 07h 04m 45s
Dec: +19° 03’ 55”
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 577,224,702 kilometers, equivalent to 3.858509 Astronomical Units. Light takes 32 minutes and 5.4144 seconds to travel from Comet 57P/duToit-Neujmin-Delporte and arrive to us.

32 minutes and 5.4144 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.

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 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:

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 and 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

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
2023 Dec 04 07h 09m 08s +18° 59’ 52” 29.03 Gemini
2023 Dec 05 07h 08m 35s +19° 00’ 20” 29.03 Gemini
2023 Dec 06 07h 08m 02s +19° 00’ 50” 29.04 Gemini
2023 Dec 07 07h 07m 27s +19° 01’ 21” 29.04 Gemini
2023 Dec 08 07h 06m 51s +19° 01’ 54” 29.04 Gemini
2023 Dec 09 07h 06m 15s +19° 02’ 29” 29.04 Gemini
2023 Dec 10 07h 05m 39s +19° 03’ 03” 29.04 Gemini
2023 Dec 11 07h 05m 00s +19° 03’ 41” 29.05 Gemini
2023 Dec 12 07h 04m 23s +19° 04’ 19” 29.05 Gemini
2023 Dec 13 07h 03m 44s +19° 04’ 59” 29.05 Gemini
2023 Dec 14 07h 03m 05s +19° 05’ 39” 29.05 Gemini
2023 Dec 15 07h 02m 26s +19° 06’ 21” 29.06 Gemini
2023 Dec 16 07h 01m 45s +19° 07’ 05” 29.06 Gemini
2023 Dec 17 07h 01m 05s +19° 07’ 50” 29.06 Gemini