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.
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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.
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 20 November 2011 00:00 UTC (JD: 2455886.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.44898876 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2010-Mar-05 18:33:07
|Next perihelion transit||2017-Jan-11 06:52
|Argument of perihelion||peri||197.85690615102°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||68.059728889999°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||1970-Jan-01|
|Distance of closest approach*||-0.12023933 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 1970-Jan-01 and 1970-Jan-01, with a sampling interval of 1 day.