Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2
Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
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Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 Distance
The distance of Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 from Earth is currently 529,862,147 kilometers, equivalent to 3.541910 Astronomical Units. Light takes 29 minutes and 27.4299 seconds to travel from Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 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 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 to Earth happens on Sun Jan 21 2052 at a distance of 0.66177081 Astronomical Units, or 98,999,504 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 brightness
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 behvior 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 60P/Tsuchinshan 2, 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 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.61951146 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2012-May-13 21:24:46
|Next perihelion transit||2018-Dec-10 09:48
|Argument of perihelion||peri||216.49214962759°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||267.66213164084°|
Visualization of Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 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!
Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 60P/Tsuchinshan 2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2019 Sep 08||13h 57m 47s||-14° 05’ 32”||23.33||Virgo|
|2019 Sep 09||13h 59m 16s||-14° 12’ 37”||23.36||Virgo|
|2019 Sep 10||14h 00m 43s||-14° 19’ 40”||23.40||Virgo|
|2019 Sep 11||14h 02m 12s||-14° 26’ 43”||23.43||Virgo|
|2019 Sep 12||14h 03m 41s||-14° 33’ 42”||23.46||Virgo|
|2019 Sep 13||14h 05m 08s||-14° 40’ 42”||23.49||Virgo|
|2019 Sep 14||14h 06m 38s||-14° 47’ 39”||23.52||Virgo|
|2019 Sep 15||14h 08m 05s||-14° 54’ 37”||23.55||Virgo|
|2019 Sep 16||14h 09m 34s||-15° 01’ 32”||23.58||Virgo|
|2019 Sep 17||14h 11m 03s||-15° 08’ 25”||23.61||Virgo|
|2019 Sep 18||14h 12m 32s||-15° 15’ 16”||23.64||Virgo|
|2019 Sep 19||14h 14m 00s||-15° 22’ 08”||23.67||Virgo|
|2019 Sep 20||14h 15m 29s||-15° 28’ 55”||23.70||Virgo|
|2019 Sep 21||14h 16m 59s||-15° 35’ 43”||23.73||Virgo|