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Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley

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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 in Taurus on April, 26 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
03h 56m 53s
+27° 03’ 01”
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31.44
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The Observed Magnitude and Coma Diameter values are derived from the Comet Observers Database by averaging the values reported in recent observations (more recent than 4 days), when available. The Estimated Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behvior of comets. When available please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Estimated 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.

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 Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 63.0°
Max altitude: 65.6°
Azimuth: 297.1°

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!

Orbit Diagram of Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Apr 19 03h 51m 57s +27° 00’ 09” 31.43 Taurus
2019 Apr 20 03h 52m 36s +27° 00’ 29” 31.43 Taurus
2019 Apr 21 03h 53m 16s +27° 00’ 50” 31.43 Taurus
2019 Apr 22 03h 53m 56s +27° 01’ 13” 31.43 Taurus
2019 Apr 23 03h 54m 34s +27° 01’ 36” 31.43 Taurus
2019 Apr 24 03h 55m 14s +27° 01’ 59” 31.43 Taurus
2019 Apr 25 03h 55m 55s +27° 02’ 25” 31.43 Taurus
2019 Apr 26 03h 56m 35s +27° 02’ 49” 31.44 Taurus
2019 Apr 27 03h 57m 15s +27° 03’ 16” 31.44 Taurus
2019 Apr 28 03h 57m 56s +27° 03’ 43” 31.44 Taurus
2019 Apr 29 03h 58m 37s +27° 04’ 12” 31.44 Taurus
2019 Apr 30 03h 59m 18s +27° 04’ 41” 31.44 Taurus
2019 May 01 04h 00m 00s +27° 05’ 11” 31.44 Taurus
2019 May 02 04h 00m 42s +27° 05’ 40” 31.44 Taurus

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.

Distance of Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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.

Predicted magnitude of Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley between January 2013 and December 2100

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

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.59899024
Orbit inclination i 29.92275599°
Perihelion distance q 1.61272474 AU
241,260,188 km
Aphelion distance Q 6.43059444 AU
962,003,237 km
Semi-major axis a 4.02165959 AU
601,631,712 km
Orbital period period 8.0700 years
2,945.8212 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2014-Nov-10 00:56:25
2,456,971.5392 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Dec-03 20:38
2,459,917.3604 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 339.13110514645°
Longitude of the ascending node node 259.88929985249°
Mean anomaly M 352.2961693179°
Mean motion n 0.12220701°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2093-Jun-06
Distance of closest approach* 0.61180307 AU
91,524,437 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2100-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.