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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley

Above the horizon.  Rise: 22:47 | Tran: 8:36 | Set: 18:22
Altitude: 18.3°   Azimuth: 301.7°   Direction: West-North-West

Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley is currently in the constellation of Andromeda, at a distance of 740,646,230 kilometers from Earth. The current Right Ascension of Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley is 01h 09m 16s and the Declination is +33° 46’ 52” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley is 25.57 (JPL).

Finder chart of 80P/Peters-Hartley in Andromeda on June,14 2024
Map showing Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley in Andromeda on June, 14 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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01h 09m 16s
+33° 46’ 52”

The observed values of Magnitude, Coma Diameter and Tail Length are derived from the most recent observation recorded at the Comet Observers Database. The value of Predicted Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and, in the case of comets, might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of these objects. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Predicted Magnitude as a directional indication. We acknowledge with thanks the comet observations from the COBS Comet Observation Database contributed by observers worldwide and used in this table to report recent comet observations.

Today's rise, transit and set times of Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley from Greenwich, United Kingdom (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 56.2°
Max altitude: 72.3°
Azimuth: 303.8°
  • 80P/Peters-Hartley is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.
  • Right now it is placed in the West-North-West direction at an altitude of 18° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 80P/Peters-Hartley is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Additional Resources

Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley Position and Finder Charts

Finder chart of 80P/Peters-Hartley
Map showing Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley in Andromeda on June, 14 2024
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

RA: 01h 09m 16s
Dec: +33° 46’ 52”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley from Earth is currently 740,646,230 kilometers, equivalent to 4.950914 Astronomical Units. Light takes 41 minutes and 10.5299 seconds to travel from Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley and arrive to us.

41 minutes and 10.5299 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.

Chart of the distance of Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 80P/Peters-Hartley from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest Approach of Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley to Earth

Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley to Earth happens on Sat Jun 6 2093 at a distance of 0.611427 Astronomical Units, or 91,468,118 kilometers:

Sat Jun 6 2093

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley Brightness and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley as a function of time

Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley at epoch 31 October 2000 00:00 UTC (JD: 2451849.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.59671245
Orbit inclination i 29.87212276°
Perihelion distance q 1.63076532 AU
243,959,020 km
Aphelion distance Q 6.45659224 AU
965,892,454 km
Semi-major axis a 4.04367878 AU
604,925,737 km
Orbital period period 8.1315 years
2,970.0475 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1998-Aug-10 20:49:49
2,451,036.3679 JD
Next perihelion transit 2006-Sep-27 21:58
2,454,006.4155 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 338.63940554993°
Longitude of the ascending node node 259.89683052047°
Mean anomaly M 98.559884738467°
Mean motion n 0.12121018°/day

Visualization of Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley Orbit

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!

Orbit Diagram of Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley
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Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley 15 Days 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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2024 Jun 07 01h 03m 57s +32° 54’ 46” 25.55 Pisces
2024 Jun 08 01h 04m 41s +33° 01’ 40” 25.55 Pisces
2024 Jun 09 01h 05m 25s +33° 08’ 34” 25.55 Pisces
2024 Jun 10 01h 06m 07s +33° 15’ 25” 25.56 Pisces
2024 Jun 11 01h 06m 50s +33° 22’ 18” 25.56 Pisces
2024 Jun 12 01h 07m 31s +33° 29’ 08” 25.56 Pisces
2024 Jun 13 01h 08m 12s +33° 35’ 58” 25.57 Pisces
2024 Jun 14 01h 08m 52s +33° 42’ 47” 25.57 Andromeda
2024 Jun 15 01h 09m 32s +33° 49’ 36” 25.57 Andromeda
2024 Jun 16 01h 10m 10s +33° 56’ 21” 25.58 Andromeda
2024 Jun 17 01h 10m 50s +34° 03’ 07” 25.58 Andromeda
2024 Jun 18 01h 11m 27s +34° 09’ 51” 25.58 Andromeda
2024 Jun 19 01h 12m 05s +34° 16’ 35” 25.59 Andromeda
2024 Jun 20 01h 12m 42s +34° 23’ 17” 25.59 Andromeda