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Comet 154P/Brewington

Altitude: -49.5°   Azimuth: 0.2°   Direction: North

Comet 154P/Brewington is currently in the constellation of Aquarius, at a distance of 433,719,488 kilometers from Earth.

Finder chart of 154P/Brewington in Aquarius on March,02 2024
Map showing Comet 154P/Brewington in Aquarius on March, 02 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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The current Right Ascension of Comet 154P/Brewington is 22h 36m 04s and the Declination is -10° 59’ 23” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 154P/Brewington is 17.85 (JPL).

22h 36m 04s
-10° 59’ 23”

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 154P/Brewington from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 101.2°
Max altitude: 27.4°
Azimuth: 258.9°
  • 154P/Brewington is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 154P/Brewington is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Additional Resources

Comet 154P/Brewington Position and Finder Charts

Finder chart of 154P/Brewington
Map showing Comet 154P/Brewington in Aquarius on March, 02 2024
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 154P/Brewington is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

RA: 22h 36m 04s
Dec: -10° 59’ 23”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 154P/Brewington
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Comet 154P/Brewington?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 154P/Brewington in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Comet 154P/Brewington Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet 154P/Brewington from Earth is currently 433,719,488 kilometers, equivalent to 2.899236 Astronomical Units. Light takes 24 minutes and 6.7325 seconds to travel from Comet 154P/Brewington and arrive to us.

24 minutes and 6.7325 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 154P/Brewington 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 154P/Brewington 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 154P/Brewington from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest Approach of Comet 154P/Brewington to Earth

Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 154P/Brewington to Earth happens on Tue Oct 3 2034 at a distance of 0.650730 Astronomical Units, or 97,347,794 kilometers:

Tue Oct 3 2034

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

Comet 154P/Brewington Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 154P/Brewington, 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 154P/Brewington as a function of time

Comet 154P/Brewington Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 154P/Brewington at epoch 14 October 2012 00:00 UTC (JD: 2456215.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.67070895
Orbit inclination i 17.82970460°
Perihelion distance q 1.60806779 AU
240,563,517 km
Aphelion distance Q 8.15877994 AU
1,220,536,108 km
Semi-major axis a 4.88342386 AU
730,549,813 km
Orbital period period 10.7918 years
3,941.7135 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2013-Dec-12 09:39:08
2,456,638.9022 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Sep-27 02:46
2,460,580.6157 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 48.988599539278°
Longitude of the ascending node node 343.50330317107°
Mean anomaly M 321.33032385537°
Mean motion n 0.09133084°/day

Visualization of Comet 154P/Brewington Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 154P/Brewington with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 154P/Brewington 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 154P/Brewington
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Comet 154P/Brewington 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 154P/Brewington computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 154P/Brewington in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2024 Feb 24 22h 18m 29s -13° 24’ 36” 18.07 Aquarius
2024 Feb 25 22h 20m 40s -13° 06’ 51” 18.04 Aquarius
2024 Feb 26 22h 22m 51s -12° 49’ 00” 18.02 Aquarius
2024 Feb 27 22h 25m 04s -12° 31’ 03” 17.99 Aquarius
2024 Feb 28 22h 27m 15s -12° 12’ 56” 17.96 Aquarius
2024 Feb 29 22h 29m 27s -11° 54’ 42” 17.93 Aquarius
2024 Mar 01 22h 31m 40s -11° 36’ 20” 17.90 Aquarius
2024 Mar 02 22h 33m 52s -11° 17’ 50” 17.87 Aquarius
2024 Mar 03 22h 36m 05s -10° 59’ 13” 17.85 Aquarius
2024 Mar 04 22h 38m 18s -10° 40’ 28” 17.82 Aquarius
2024 Mar 05 22h 40m 32s -10° 21’ 35” 17.79 Aquarius
2024 Mar 06 22h 42m 44s -10° 02’ 35” 17.76 Aquarius
2024 Mar 07 22h 44m 58s -09° 43’ 28” 17.73 Aquarius
2024 Mar 08 22h 47m 12s -09° 24’ 14” 17.70 Aquarius