Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley 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 80P/Peters-Hartley Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley 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 80P/Peters-Hartley Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2018 Jan 17||30.72||02h 12m 10s||+30° 56’ 53”||Triangulum|
|2018 Jan 18||30.73||02h 12m 15s||+30° 53’ 16”||Triangulum|
|2018 Jan 19||30.73||02h 12m 23s||+30° 49’ 42”||Triangulum|
|2018 Jan 20||30.74||02h 12m 29s||+30° 46’ 14”||Triangulum|
|2018 Jan 21||30.75||02h 12m 38s||+30° 42’ 50”||Triangulum|
|2018 Jan 22||30.76||02h 12m 46s||+30° 39’ 29”||Triangulum|
|2018 Jan 23||30.77||02h 12m 56s||+30° 36’ 12”||Triangulum|
|2018 Jan 24||30.78||02h 13m 05s||+30° 33’ 01”||Triangulum|
|2018 Jan 25||30.79||02h 13m 17s||+30° 29’ 53”||Triangulum|
|2018 Jan 26||30.79||02h 13m 27s||+30° 26’ 48”||Triangulum|
|2018 Jan 27||30.80||02h 13m 40s||+30° 23’ 49”||Triangulum|
|2018 Jan 28||30.81||02h 13m 53s||+30° 20’ 54”||Triangulum|
|2018 Jan 29||30.82||02h 14m 05s||+30° 18’ 03”||Triangulum|
|2018 Jan 30||30.83||02h 14m 21s||+30° 15’ 17”||Triangulum|
Distance of Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley 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 80P/Peters-Hartley is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley, 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 80P/Peters-Hartley Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley at epoch 07 September 2014 00:00 UTC (JD: 2456908.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.61272474 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2014-Nov-10 00:56:25
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Dec-03 20:38
|Argument of perihelion||peri||339.13110514645°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||259.88929985249°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2062-Jun-02|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.81555583 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.