Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke 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 7P/Pons-Winnecke Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke 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 7P/Pons-Winnecke Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2018 Jan 17||26.11||05h 05m 21s||+18° 05’ 41”||Taurus|
|2018 Jan 18||26.12||05h 04m 53s||+18° 06’ 52”||Taurus|
|2018 Jan 19||26.12||05h 04m 24s||+18° 08’ 03”||Taurus|
|2018 Jan 20||26.13||05h 03m 57s||+18° 09’ 16”||Taurus|
|2018 Jan 21||26.13||05h 03m 30s||+18° 10’ 30”||Taurus|
|2018 Jan 22||26.14||05h 03m 06s||+18° 11’ 44”||Taurus|
|2018 Jan 23||26.15||05h 02m 40s||+18° 13’ 00”||Taurus|
|2018 Jan 24||26.15||05h 02m 16s||+18° 14’ 17”||Taurus|
|2018 Jan 25||26.16||05h 01m 53s||+18° 15’ 34”||Taurus|
|2018 Jan 26||26.16||05h 01m 30s||+18° 16’ 53”||Taurus|
|2018 Jan 27||26.17||05h 01m 08s||+18° 18’ 12”||Taurus|
|2018 Jan 28||26.18||05h 00m 47s||+18° 19’ 33”||Taurus|
|2018 Jan 29||26.18||05h 00m 27s||+18° 20’ 56”||Taurus|
|2018 Jan 30||26.19||05h 00m 07s||+18° 22’ 18”||Taurus|
Distance of Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke 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 7P/Pons-Winnecke is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke, 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 7P/Pons-Winnecke Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke at epoch 23 December 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457380.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.23896144 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2015-Jan-30 12:43:31
|Next perihelion transit||2021-May-27 13:56
|Argument of perihelion||peri||172.50005526807°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||93.409603415503°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2062-Jun-13|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.16765547 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.