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.
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.
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 Europe/London timezone.
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 Sep 19||14h 58m 54s||-12° 38’ 21”||20.73||Libra|
|2018 Sep 20||15h 00m 08s||-12° 45’ 28”||20.75||Libra|
|2018 Sep 21||15h 01m 23s||-12° 52’ 33”||20.78||Libra|
|2018 Sep 22||15h 02m 36s||-12° 59’ 36”||20.81||Libra|
|2018 Sep 23||15h 03m 51s||-13° 06’ 37”||20.83||Libra|
|2018 Sep 24||15h 05m 04s||-13° 13’ 35”||20.86||Libra|
|2018 Sep 25||15h 06m 20s||-13° 20’ 30”||20.88||Libra|
|2018 Sep 26||15h 07m 33s||-13° 27’ 23”||20.91||Libra|
|2018 Sep 27||15h 08m 48s||-13° 34’ 13”||20.93||Libra|
|2018 Sep 28||15h 10m 04s||-13° 41’ 00”||20.96||Libra|
|2018 Sep 29||15h 11m 20s||-13° 47’ 45”||20.99||Libra|
|2018 Sep 30||15h 12m 34s||-13° 54’ 28”||21.01||Libra|
|2018 Oct 01||15h 13m 50s||-14° 01’ 08”||21.04||Libra|
|2018 Oct 02||15h 15m 06s||-14° 07’ 45”||21.06||Libra|
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 15 August 2010 00:00 UTC (JD: 2455424.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.38410243 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2011-Jun-30 04:53:33
|Next perihelion transit||2017-Nov-18 13:49
|Argument of perihelion||peri||30.073254908818°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||90.395227954901°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2024-Jan-30|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.49925678 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.