Comet 65P/Gunn Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 65P/Gunn 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 65P/Gunn Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 65P/Gunn rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 65P/Gunn Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 65P/Gunn with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 65P/Gunn 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 65P/Gunn Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 65P/Gunn computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 65P/Gunn in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2018 Aug 11||23h 26m 16s||-17° 35’ 56”||15.96||Aquarius|
|2018 Aug 12||23h 25m 46s||-17° 40’ 41”||15.96||Aquarius|
|2018 Aug 13||23h 25m 17s||-17° 45’ 25”||15.96||Aquarius|
|2018 Aug 14||23h 24m 47s||-17° 50’ 12”||15.96||Aquarius|
|2018 Aug 15||23h 24m 15s||-17° 54’ 57”||15.96||Aquarius|
|2018 Aug 16||23h 23m 43s||-17° 59’ 43”||15.96||Aquarius|
|2018 Aug 17||23h 23m 09s||-18° 04’ 27”||15.96||Aquarius|
|2018 Aug 18||23h 22m 36s||-18° 09’ 11”||15.96||Aquarius|
|2018 Aug 19||23h 22m 00s||-18° 13’ 54”||15.96||Aquarius|
|2018 Aug 20||23h 21m 24s||-18° 18’ 33”||15.96||Aquarius|
|2018 Aug 21||23h 20m 48s||-18° 23’ 12”||15.97||Aquarius|
|2018 Aug 22||23h 20m 12s||-18° 27’ 48”||15.97||Aquarius|
|2018 Aug 23||23h 19m 33s||-18° 32’ 22”||15.97||Aquarius|
|2018 Aug 24||23h 18m 56s||-18° 36’ 52”||15.97||Aquarius|
Distance of Comet 65P/Gunn from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 65P/Gunn 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 65P/Gunn is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 65P/Gunn
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 65P/Gunn, 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 65P/Gunn Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 65P/Gunn at epoch 21 October 2009 00:00 UTC (JD: 2455126.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.44043979 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2010-Mar-02 02:17:44
|Next perihelion transit||2016-Dec-15 06:35
|Argument of perihelion||peri||196.62632540485°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||68.35309073806°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2040-Jun-15|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.67869973 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.