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.
More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.
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 Apr 18||14.76||13h 57m 25s||+05° 35’ 49”||Virgo|
|2018 Apr 19||14.80||13h 56m 21s||+05° 35’ 47”||Virgo|
|2018 Apr 20||14.84||13h 55m 18s||+05° 35’ 30”||Virgo|
|2018 Apr 21||14.88||13h 54m 15s||+05° 34’ 59”||Virgo|
|2018 Apr 22||14.93||13h 53m 13s||+05° 34’ 15”||Virgo|
|2018 Apr 23||14.97||13h 52m 14s||+05° 33’ 16”||Virgo|
|2018 Apr 24||15.01||13h 51m 14s||+05° 32’ 04”||Virgo|
|2018 Apr 25||15.05||13h 50m 15s||+05° 30’ 38”||Virgo|
|2018 Apr 26||15.10||13h 49m 17s||+05° 28’ 59”||Virgo|
|2018 Apr 27||15.14||13h 48m 20s||+05° 27’ 06”||Virgo|
|2018 Apr 28||15.19||13h 47m 25s||+05° 25’ 00”||Virgo|
|2018 Apr 29||15.23||13h 46m 31s||+05° 22’ 41”||Virgo|
|2018 Apr 30||15.27||13h 45m 38s||+05° 20’ 08”||Virgo|
|2018 May 01||15.32||13h 44m 47s||+05° 17’ 22”||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 10 October 2009 00:00 UTC (JD: 2455115.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.38917262 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2011-Jun-28 03:33:44
|Next perihelion transit||2017-Dec-10 01:17
|Argument of perihelion||peri||27.199384047543°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||92.817584535442°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2024-Jan-30|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.49925185 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.