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Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin

Altitude: 2.8°   Azimuth: 89.2°   Direction: East

Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin is currently in the constellation of Virgo.

The current Right Ascension of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin is 12h 02m 53s and the Declination is +02° 43’ 56” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin is 34.78 (JPL).

12h 02m 53s
+02° 43’ 56”

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 58P/Jackson-Neujmin from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 87.3°
Max altitude: 41.2°
Azimuth: 272.7°
  • 58P/Jackson-Neujmin is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the East direction at an altitude of 3° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 58P/Jackson-Neujmin is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Available Resources

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.

Finder chart of 58P/Jackson-Neujmin in Virgo on November,29 2023
Map showing Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin in Virgo on November, 29 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 58P/Jackson-Neujmin
Map showing Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin in Virgo on November, 29 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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: 12h 02m 53s
Dec: +02° 43’ 56”
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 1,049,444,753 kilometers, equivalent to 7.015105 Astronomical Units. Light takes 58 minutes and 20.5709 seconds to travel from Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin and arrive to us.

58 minutes and 20.5709 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.

Chart of the distance of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin 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 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 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin to Earth happens on Thu Sep 21 2028 at a distance of 0.500553 Astronomical Units, or 74,881,645 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 and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin as a function of time

Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin at epoch 14 July 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459045.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.66261074
Orbit inclination i 13.10968052°
Perihelion distance q 1.37742868 AU
206,060,398 km
Aphelion distance Q 6.78779080 AU
1,015,439,053 km
Semi-major axis a 4.08260974 AU
610,749,725 km
Orbital period period 8.2493 years
3,013.0423 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-May-27 10:11:10
2,458,996.9244 JD
Next perihelion transit 2028-Aug-26 11:12
2,462,009.9667 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 200.44345516917°
Longitude of the ascending node node 159.07870525552°
Mean anomaly M 5.8038373219507°
Mean motion n 0.11948057°/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
2023 Nov 22 12h 00m 21s +02° 54’ 21” 34.80 Virgo
2023 Nov 23 12h 00m 44s +02° 52’ 45” 34.80 Virgo
2023 Nov 24 12h 01m 06s +02° 51’ 11” 34.79 Virgo
2023 Nov 25 12h 01m 28s +02° 49’ 39” 34.79 Virgo
2023 Nov 26 12h 01m 50s +02° 48’ 11” 34.79 Virgo
2023 Nov 27 12h 02m 11s +02° 46’ 45” 34.78 Virgo
2023 Nov 28 12h 02m 31s +02° 45’ 23” 34.78 Virgo
2023 Nov 29 12h 02m 52s +02° 44’ 03” 34.78 Virgo
2023 Nov 30 12h 03m 11s +02° 42’ 47” 34.78 Virgo
2023 Dec 01 12h 03m 30s +02° 41’ 32” 34.77 Virgo
2023 Dec 02 12h 03m 50s +02° 40’ 23” 34.77 Virgo
2023 Dec 03 12h 04m 09s +02° 39’ 15” 34.77 Virgo
2023 Dec 04 12h 04m 27s +02° 38’ 12” 34.76 Virgo
2023 Dec 05 12h 04m 45s +02° 37’ 10” 34.76 Virgo