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.
|2017 Nov 15||11.47||11h 01m 01s||+11° 35’ 25”||Leo|
|2017 Nov 16||11.46||11h 04m 18s||+11° 23’ 40”||Leo|
|2017 Nov 17||11.46||11h 07m 33s||+11° 11’ 54”||Leo|
|2017 Nov 18||11.45||11h 10m 49s||+11° 00’ 08”||Leo|
|2017 Nov 19||11.45||11h 14m 03s||+10° 48’ 23”||Leo|
|2017 Nov 20||11.44||11h 17m 17s||+10° 36’ 37”||Leo|
|2017 Nov 21||11.44||11h 20m 29s||+10° 24’ 51”||Leo|
|2017 Nov 22||11.44||11h 23m 40s||+10° 13’ 09”||Leo|
|2017 Nov 23||11.43||11h 26m 50s||+10° 01’ 26”||Leo|
|2017 Nov 24||11.43||11h 30m 01s||+09° 49’ 45”||Leo|
|2017 Nov 25||11.43||11h 33m 10s||+09° 38’ 07”||Leo|
|2017 Nov 26||11.43||11h 36m 16s||+09° 26’ 30”||Leo|
|2017 Nov 27||11.43||11h 39m 24s||+09° 14’ 57”||Virgo|
|2017 Nov 28||11.43||11h 42m 29s||+09° 03’ 26”||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 13 August 2005 00:00 UTC (JD: 2453596.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.48888235 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2004-Dec-07 22:21:37
|Next perihelion transit||2011-Jul-25 19:48
|Argument of perihelion||peri||22.861534131449°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||96.743190415188°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2024-Jan-30|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.49916660 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.