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Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin

Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin is 01h 40m 29s and the Declination is +07° 13’ 46” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin is 16.72 (JPL) while the latest observed magnitude is 11.3 (COBS).

Summary of key facts about Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin:

01h 40m 29s
+07° 13’ 46”
  • 58P/Jackson-Neujmin is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East-South-East direction at an altitude of 26° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 58P/Jackson-Neujmin is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 6 inches (150mm) or more.
  • See also 58P/Jackson-Neujmin rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

Additional information about Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin available on TheSkyLive:

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Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin 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 58P/Jackson-Neujmin in Pisces on May, 26 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin in Pisces on May, 26 2020
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 58P/Jackson-Neujmin is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

RA: 01h 40m 29s
Dec: +07° 13’ 46”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin from Earth is currently 299,529,920 kilometers, equivalent to 2.002234 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 39.1243 seconds to travel from Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin and arrive to us.

16 minutes and 39.1243 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin 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 58P/Jackson-Neujmin from Earth between January 2014 and January 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 58P/Jackson-Neujmin from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin to Earth

Between January 2014 and January 2100 the closest approach of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin to Earth happens on Thu Sep 21 2028 at a distance of 0.49372355 Astronomical Units, or 73,859,992 kilometers:

Thu Sep 21 2028

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

Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin brightness

The current visual magnitude of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin is 16.72.


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 58P/Jackson-Neujmin, 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 58P/Jackson-Neujmin between January 2014 and January 2100

Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin 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 58P/Jackson-Neujmin rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 82.8°
Max altitude: 45.8°
Azimuth: 277.3°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin 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 58P/Jackson-Neujmin Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin at epoch 02 July 2000 00:00 UTC (JD: 2451728.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.66141591
Orbit inclination i 13.47162617°
Perihelion distance q 1.38320960 AU
206,925,212 km
Aphelion distance Q 6.78734337 AU
1,015,372,117 km
Semi-major axis a 4.08527648 AU
611,148,665 km
Orbital period period 8.2600 years
3,015.9949 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2004-Jan-09 12:58:35
2,453,014.0407 JD
Next perihelion transit 2012-Apr-12 12:51
2,456,030.0356 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 200.46490063226°
Longitude of the ascending node node 160.68061944538°
Mean anomaly M 206.553240936°
Mean motion n 0.11936360°/day

Visualization of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin 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!

Orbit Diagram of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin
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Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 May 19 01h 16m 01s +05° 44’ 49” 16.78 Pisces
2020 May 20 01h 19m 24s +05° 57’ 32” 16.77 Pisces
2020 May 21 01h 22m 47s +06° 10’ 06” 16.76 Pisces
2020 May 22 01h 26m 11s +06° 22’ 33” 16.75 Pisces
2020 May 23 01h 29m 34s +06° 34’ 54” 16.74 Pisces
2020 May 24 01h 32m 57s +06° 47’ 04” 16.73 Pisces
2020 May 25 01h 36m 20s +06° 59’ 08” 16.73 Pisces
2020 May 26 01h 39m 42s +07° 11’ 03” 16.72 Pisces
2020 May 27 01h 43m 05s +07° 22’ 49” 16.72 Pisces
2020 May 28 01h 46m 27s +07° 34’ 24” 16.72 Pisces
2020 May 29 01h 49m 50s +07° 45’ 51” 16.71 Pisces
2020 May 30 01h 53m 12s +07° 57’ 10” 16.71 Pisces
2020 May 31 01h 56m 34s +08° 08’ 17” 16.72 Pisces
2020 Jun 01 01h 59m 56s +08° 19’ 15” 16.72 Pisces