Comet 66P/du Toit
Comet 66P/du Toit Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 66P/du Toit 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 66P/du Toit Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 66P/du Toit rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 66P/du Toit Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 66P/du Toit with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 66P/du Toit 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 66P/du Toit Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 66P/du Toit computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 66P/du Toit in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2018 Jul 16||13.41||01h 21m 00s||-19° 07’ 26”||Cetus|
|2018 Jul 17||13.42||01h 21m 43s||-18° 56’ 40”||Cetus|
|2018 Jul 18||13.44||01h 22m 26s||-18° 46’ 08”||Cetus|
|2018 Jul 19||13.46||01h 23m 03s||-18° 35’ 48”||Cetus|
|2018 Jul 20||13.47||01h 23m 39s||-18° 25’ 41”||Cetus|
|2018 Jul 21||13.49||01h 24m 12s||-18° 15’ 47”||Cetus|
|2018 Jul 22||13.51||01h 24m 42s||-18° 06’ 05”||Cetus|
|2018 Jul 23||13.52||01h 25m 09s||-17° 56’ 35”||Cetus|
|2018 Jul 24||13.54||01h 25m 32s||-17° 47’ 16”||Cetus|
|2018 Jul 25||13.56||01h 25m 53s||-17° 38’ 08”||Cetus|
|2018 Jul 26||13.58||01h 26m 11s||-17° 29’ 13”||Cetus|
|2018 Jul 27||13.59||01h 26m 26s||-17° 20’ 30”||Cetus|
|2018 Jul 28||13.61||01h 26m 36s||-17° 11’ 57”||Cetus|
|2018 Jul 29||13.63||01h 26m 45s||-17° 03’ 33”||Cetus|
Distance of Comet 66P/du Toit from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 66P/du Toit 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 66P/du Toit is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 66P/du Toit
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 66P/du Toit, 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 66P/du Toit Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 66P/du Toit at epoch 09 October 2010 00:00 UTC (JD: 2455479.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.27782791 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2003-Aug-28 18:16:32
|Next perihelion transit||2018-May-23 02:54
|Argument of perihelion||peri||257.50585511317°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||21.968492245388°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2018-May-18|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.89600123 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.