Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1
Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.
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Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 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 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2018 Jul 13||18.51||13h 48m 36s||-03° 22’ 09”||Virgo|
|2018 Jul 14||18.55||13h 49m 22s||-03° 30’ 55”||Virgo|
|2018 Jul 15||18.59||13h 50m 08s||-03° 39’ 41”||Virgo|
|2018 Jul 16||18.63||13h 50m 53s||-03° 48’ 27”||Virgo|
|2018 Jul 17||18.67||13h 51m 42s||-03° 57’ 12”||Virgo|
|2018 Jul 18||18.71||13h 52m 29s||-04° 05’ 58”||Virgo|
|2018 Jul 19||18.74||13h 53m 18s||-04° 14’ 44”||Virgo|
|2018 Jul 20||18.78||13h 54m 07s||-04° 23’ 29”||Virgo|
|2018 Jul 21||18.82||13h 54m 57s||-04° 32’ 13”||Virgo|
|2018 Jul 22||18.85||13h 55m 49s||-04° 40’ 58”||Virgo|
|2018 Jul 23||18.89||13h 56m 39s||-04° 49’ 41”||Virgo|
|2018 Jul 24||18.93||13h 57m 32s||-04° 58’ 23”||Virgo|
|2018 Jul 25||18.96||13h 58m 24s||-05° 07’ 05”||Virgo|
|2018 Jul 26||19.00||13h 59m 17s||-05° 15’ 47”||Virgo|
Distance of Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.
The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1, 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 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 at epoch 15 August 2010 00:00 UTC (JD: 2455424.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.38410243 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2011-Jun-30 04:53:33
|Next perihelion transit||2017-Nov-18 13:49
|Argument of perihelion||peri||30.073254908818°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||90.395227954901°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2024-Jan-30|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.49925678 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.