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Comet 92P/Sanguin

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Comet 92P/Sanguin Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 92P/Sanguin 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 92P/Sanguin in Sextans on October, 16 2018
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09h 54m 47s
+00° 49’ 12”
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28.45
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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 92P/Sanguin Rise and Set Times

Today's Comet 92P/Sanguin rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 89.1°
Max altitude: 39.4°
Azimuth: 270.8°

Comet 92P/Sanguin Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 92P/Sanguin with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 92P/Sanguin 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 92P/Sanguin
View Comet 92P/Sanguin in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Comet 92P/Sanguin Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 92P/Sanguin computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 92P/Sanguin in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2018 Oct 09 09h 51m 59s +01° 09’ 50” 28.45 Sextans
2018 Oct 10 09h 52m 21s +01° 07’ 09” 28.45 Sextans
2018 Oct 11 09h 52m 44s +01° 04’ 29” 28.45 Sextans
2018 Oct 12 09h 53m 05s +01° 01’ 50” 28.45 Sextans
2018 Oct 13 09h 53m 26s +00° 59’ 12” 28.45 Sextans
2018 Oct 14 09h 53m 48s +00° 56’ 35” 28.45 Sextans
2018 Oct 15 09h 54m 10s +00° 53’ 57” 28.45 Sextans
2018 Oct 16 09h 54m 30s +00° 51’ 21” 28.45 Sextans
2018 Oct 17 09h 54m 51s +00° 48’ 46” 28.45 Sextans
2018 Oct 18 09h 55m 10s +00° 46’ 10” 28.45 Sextans
2018 Oct 19 09h 55m 31s +00° 43’ 37” 28.45 Sextans
2018 Oct 20 09h 55m 50s +00° 41’ 04” 28.45 Sextans
2018 Oct 21 09h 56m 08s +00° 38’ 32” 28.45 Sextans
2018 Oct 22 09h 56m 27s +00° 36’ 02” 28.44 Sextans

Distance of Comet 92P/Sanguin from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 92P/Sanguin 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 92P/Sanguin is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Comet 92P/Sanguin from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Comet 92P/Sanguin

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 92P/Sanguin, 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 92P/Sanguin between January 2013 and December 2075

Comet 92P/Sanguin Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 92P/Sanguin at epoch 18 December 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457375.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.65932548
Orbit inclination i 19.44460631°
Perihelion distance q 1.82545566 AU
273,084,280 km
Aphelion distance Q 8.89125807 AU
1,330,113,278 km
Semi-major axis a 5.35835687 AU
801,598,779 km
Orbital period period 12.4000 years
4,530.4973 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2015-Mar-01 04:24:17
2,457,082.6835 JD
Next perihelion transit 2027-Jul-26 16:20
2,461,613.1809 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 163.78903424122°
Longitude of the ascending node node 181.45891642419°
Mean anomaly M 23.267628167862°
Mean motion n 0.07946148°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2064-Sep-23
Distance of closest approach* 0.94098853 AU
140,769,881 km

* 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.