Comet 94P/Russell is currently in the constellation of Leo.
The current Right Ascension of Comet 94P/Russell is 09h 44m 05s and the Declination is +19° 49’ 33” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 94P/Russell is 18.38 (JPL).
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 94P/Russell from Greenwich, United Kingdom (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
- 94P/Russell is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Right now it is placed in the South-East direction at an altitude of 49° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 94P/Russell is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Comet 94P/Russell Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet 94P/Russell finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 94P/Russell is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
RA: 09h 44m 05s
Dec: +19° 49’ 33”
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
Also check out Where is Comet 94P/Russell?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 94P/Russell in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Comet 94P/Russell Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet 94P/Russell from Earth is currently 349,752,739 kilometers, equivalent to 2.337953 Astronomical Units. Light takes 19 minutes and 26.6496 seconds to travel from Comet 94P/Russell and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 94P/Russell 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.
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 94P/Russell from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Comet 94P/Russell to Earth
Between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2099, the closest approach of Comet 94P/Russell to Earth happens on Tue Feb 23 2010 at a distance of 1.275150 Astronomical Units, or 190,759,767 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 94P/Russell Brightness and Light Curve
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 94P/Russell, 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 94P/Russell Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 94P/Russell at epoch 26 October 2013 00:00 UTC (JD: 2456592.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.23406307 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Oct-28 00:26:52
|Next perihelion transit||2023-May-28 23:27
|Argument of perihelion||peri||92.663101402853°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||70.90800527207°|
Visualization of Comet 94P/Russell Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 94P/Russell with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 94P/Russell 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!
View Comet 94P/Russell in the 3D Solar System Simulator
Comet 94P/Russell 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 94P/Russell computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 94P/Russell in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 May 25||09h 31m 24s||+21° 05’ 26”||18.30||Leo|
|2023 May 26||09h 33m 02s||+20° 55’ 45”||18.31||Leo|
|2023 May 27||09h 34m 41s||+20° 45’ 57”||18.32||Leo|
|2023 May 28||09h 36m 21s||+20° 36’ 06”||18.33||Leo|
|2023 May 29||09h 38m 02s||+20° 26’ 11”||18.34||Leo|
|2023 May 30||09h 39m 42s||+20° 16’ 09”||18.35||Leo|
|2023 May 31||09h 41m 21s||+20° 06’ 03”||18.36||Leo|
|2023 Jun 01||09h 43m 02s||+19° 55’ 54”||18.37||Leo|
|2023 Jun 02||09h 44m 44s||+19° 45’ 38”||18.38||Leo|
|2023 Jun 03||09h 46m 26s||+19° 35’ 20”||18.39||Leo|
|2023 Jun 04||09h 48m 07s||+19° 24’ 56”||18.40||Leo|
|2023 Jun 05||09h 49m 50s||+19° 14’ 27”||18.41||Leo|
|2023 Jun 06||09h 51m 33s||+19° 03’ 55”||18.42||Leo|
|2023 Jun 07||09h 53m 16s||+18° 53’ 17”||18.43||Leo|