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 Apr 13||31.31||02h 52m 45s||+29° 35’ 48”||Aries|
|2018 Apr 14||31.32||02h 53m 27s||+29° 36’ 53”||Aries|
|2018 Apr 15||31.32||02h 54m 11s||+29° 38’ 02”||Aries|
|2018 Apr 16||31.32||02h 54m 54s||+29° 39’ 11”||Aries|
|2018 Apr 17||31.33||02h 55m 36s||+29° 40’ 22”||Aries|
|2018 Apr 18||31.33||02h 56m 21s||+29° 41’ 35”||Aries|
|2018 Apr 19||31.34||02h 57m 03s||+29° 42’ 48”||Aries|
|2018 Apr 20||31.34||02h 57m 47s||+29° 44’ 03”||Aries|
|2018 Apr 21||31.34||02h 58m 31s||+29° 45’ 20”||Aries|
|2018 Apr 22||31.35||02h 59m 14s||+29° 46’ 38”||Aries|
|2018 Apr 23||31.35||02h 59m 58s||+29° 47’ 58”||Aries|
|2018 Apr 24||31.35||03h 00m 42s||+29° 49’ 19”||Aries|
|2018 Apr 25||31.36||03h 01m 27s||+29° 50’ 41”||Aries|
|2018 Apr 26||31.36||03h 02m 12s||+29° 52’ 05”||Aries|
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.