Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1
Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 is 21h 14m 23s and the Declination is -20° 11’ 07” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 is 34.33 (JPL).
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Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 from Earth is currently 782,706,519 kilometers, equivalent to 5.232070 Astronomical Units. Light takes 43 minutes and 30.8279 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 0.412669 Astronomical Units, or 61,734,428 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 behavior 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, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric 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||1.38404802 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2011-Jun-30 06:02:49
|Next perihelion transit||2017-Nov-17 12:41
|Argument of perihelion||peri||30.118646313522°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||90.363585290306°|
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.
|2021 May 01||21h 12m 33s||-20° 12’ 12”||34.41||Capricornus|
|2021 May 02||21h 12m 51s||-20° 11’ 53”||34.40||Capricornus|
|2021 May 03||21h 13m 06s||-20° 11’ 36”||34.39||Capricornus|
|2021 May 04||21h 13m 22s||-20° 11’ 25”||34.38||Capricornus|
|2021 May 05||21h 13m 36s||-20° 11’ 15”||34.37||Capricornus|
|2021 May 06||21h 13m 50s||-20° 11’ 08”||34.36||Capricornus|
|2021 May 07||21h 14m 03s||-20° 11’ 04”||34.35||Capricornus|
|2021 May 08||21h 14m 16s||-20° 11’ 04”||34.34||Capricornus|
|2021 May 09||21h 14m 27s||-20° 11’ 08”||34.33||Capricornus|
|2021 May 10||21h 14m 39s||-20° 11’ 15”||34.32||Capricornus|
|2021 May 11||21h 14m 49s||-20° 11’ 25”||34.31||Capricornus|
|2021 May 12||21h 14m 58s||-20° 11’ 39”||34.30||Capricornus|
|2021 May 13||21h 15m 09s||-20° 11’ 56”||34.29||Capricornus|
|2021 May 14||21h 15m 16s||-20° 12’ 15”||34.28||Capricornus|