Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1
Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
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Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 Distance
The distance of Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 from Earth is currently 785,581,414 kilometers, equivalent to 5.251287 Astronomical Units. Light takes 43 minutes and 40.4175 seconds to travel from Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 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 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 to Earth happens on Mon Jan 26 2088 at a distance of 0.41266739 Astronomical Units, or 61,734,162 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 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 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 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 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 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.38408650 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2011-Jun-30 05:20:56
|Next perihelion transit||2017-Nov-18 04:35
|Argument of perihelion||peri||30.090918967633°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||90.382625601564°|
Visualization of Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 Orbit
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 15 Days 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.
|2019 Oct 11||17h 36m 00s||-24° 11’ 32”||33.74||Ophiucus|
|2019 Oct 12||17h 36m 37s||-24° 12’ 20”||33.75||Ophiucus|
|2019 Oct 13||17h 37m 14s||-24° 13’ 08”||33.77||Ophiucus|
|2019 Oct 14||17h 37m 51s||-24° 13’ 54”||33.78||Ophiucus|
|2019 Oct 15||17h 38m 30s||-24° 14’ 40”||33.80||Ophiucus|
|2019 Oct 16||17h 39m 10s||-24° 15’ 25”||33.82||Ophiucus|
|2019 Oct 17||17h 39m 48s||-24° 16’ 11”||33.83||Ophiucus|
|2019 Oct 18||17h 40m 28s||-24° 16’ 56”||33.85||Ophiucus|
|2019 Oct 19||17h 41m 09s||-24° 17’ 40”||33.86||Ophiucus|
|2019 Oct 20||17h 41m 51s||-24° 18’ 24”||33.88||Ophiucus|
|2019 Oct 21||17h 42m 32s||-24° 19’ 08”||33.89||Ophiucus|
|2019 Oct 22||17h 43m 14s||-24° 19’ 50”||33.91||Ophiucus|
|2019 Oct 23||17h 43m 57s||-24° 20’ 31”||33.92||Sagittarius|
|2019 Oct 24||17h 44m 39s||-24° 21’ 14”||33.94||Sagittarius|