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 628,197,624 kilometers, equivalent to 4.199242 Astronomical Units. Light takes 34 minutes and 55.4417 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 Aug 15||17h 20m 30s||-23° 28’ 05”||32.69||Ophiucus|
|2019 Aug 16||17h 20m 22s||-23° 28’ 41”||32.71||Ophiucus|
|2019 Aug 17||17h 20m 16s||-23° 29’ 17”||32.73||Ophiucus|
|2019 Aug 18||17h 20m 09s||-23° 29’ 53”||32.75||Ophiucus|
|2019 Aug 19||17h 20m 04s||-23° 30’ 29”||32.77||Ophiucus|
|2019 Aug 20||17h 20m 00s||-23° 31’ 06”||32.79||Ophiucus|
|2019 Aug 21||17h 19m 58s||-23° 31’ 45”||32.81||Ophiucus|
|2019 Aug 22||17h 19m 55s||-23° 32’ 22”||32.83||Ophiucus|
|2019 Aug 23||17h 19m 54s||-23° 33’ 01”||32.85||Ophiucus|
|2019 Aug 24||17h 19m 54s||-23° 33’ 41”||32.87||Ophiucus|
|2019 Aug 25||17h 19m 54s||-23° 34’ 19”||32.89||Ophiucus|
|2019 Aug 26||17h 19m 56s||-23° 35’ 00”||32.91||Ophiucus|
|2019 Aug 27||17h 19m 59s||-23° 35’ 40”||32.93||Ophiucus|
|2019 Aug 28||17h 20m 03s||-23° 36’ 23”||32.94||Ophiucus|