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Comet 154P/Brewington

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Comet 154P/Brewington Position

Comet 154P/Brewington is currently in the constellation of Centaurus. The current Right Ascension is 14h 18m 34s and the Declination is -31° 34’ 55”.

14h 18m 34s
-31° 34’ 55”

Simplified sky chart showing where Comet 154P/Brewington is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Comet 154P/Brewington in Centaurus on April, 04 2020
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Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Comet 154P/Brewington is right now (view fullscreen)

RA: 14h 18m 34s
Dec: -31° 34’ 55”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 154P/Brewington
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Comet 154P/Brewington Distance

The distance of Comet 154P/Brewington from Earth is currently 1,038,468,295 kilometers, equivalent to 6.941732 Astronomical Units. Light takes 57 minutes and 43.9574 seconds to travel from Comet 154P/Brewington and arrive to us.

57 minutes and 43.9574 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.

Distance of Comet 154P/Brewington from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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 January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 154P/Brewington to Earth happens on Tue Oct 3 2034 at a distance of 0.65062230 Astronomical Units, or 97,331,711 kilometers:

Tue Oct 3 2034

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

Comet 154P/Brewington brightness

The current visual magnitude of Comet 154P/Brewington is 30.08.


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 behavior 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.

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.

Predicted magnitude of Comet 154P/Brewington between January 2013 and December 2100

Comet 154P/Brewington rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Comet 154P/Brewington rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 121.6°
Max altitude: 6.9°
Azimuth: 238.4°
Comet 154P/Brewington is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 154P/Brewington touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Comet 154P/Brewington Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 154P/Brewington at epoch 15 October 2012 00:00 UTC (JD: 2456216.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.67070844
Orbit inclination i 17.82971603°
Perihelion distance q 1.60806640 AU
240,563,310 km
Aphelion distance Q 8.15875773 AU
1,220,532,787 km
Semi-major axis a 4.88341207 AU
730,548,048 km
Orbital period period 10.7900 years
3,941.6993 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2013-Dec-12 09:39:28
2,456,638.9024 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Sep-27 02:26
2,460,580.6017 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 48.98875093604°
Longitude of the ascending node node 343.50322041682°
Mean anomaly M 321.42149375461°
Mean motion n 0.09133117°/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
2020 Mar 28 14h 22m 00s -31° 37’ 26” 30.11 Centaurus
2020 Mar 29 14h 21m 34s -31° 37’ 19” 30.11 Centaurus
2020 Mar 30 14h 21m 10s -31° 37’ 10” 30.11 Centaurus
2020 Mar 31 14h 20m 44s -31° 36’ 56” 30.10 Centaurus
2020 Apr 01 14h 20m 17s -31° 36’ 39” 30.10 Centaurus
2020 Apr 02 14h 19m 51s -31° 36’ 19” 30.09 Centaurus
2020 Apr 03 14h 19m 24s -31° 35’ 53” 30.09 Centaurus
2020 Apr 04 14h 18m 57s -31° 35’ 25” 30.08 Centaurus
2020 Apr 05 14h 18m 30s -31° 34’ 51” 30.08 Centaurus
2020 Apr 06 14h 18m 02s -31° 34’ 14” 30.08 Centaurus
2020 Apr 07 14h 17m 35s -31° 33’ 33” 30.07 Centaurus
2020 Apr 08 14h 17m 07s -31° 32’ 48” 30.07 Centaurus
2020 Apr 09 14h 16m 37s -31° 31’ 59” 30.07 Centaurus
2020 Apr 10 14h 16m 09s -31° 31’ 08” 30.06 Centaurus