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Comet 154P/Brewington

Comet 154P/Brewington is currently in the constellation of Hydra. The current Right Ascension of Comet 154P/Brewington is 14h 25m 17s and the Declination is -29° 05’ 33” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 154P/Brewington is 30.20 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Comet 154P/Brewington [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

14h 25m 17s
-29° 05’ 33”
Hydra
30.20

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Comet 154P/Brewington Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Comet 154P/Brewington 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.

Map showing Comet 154P/Brewington in Hydra on October, 25 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Comet 154P/Brewington in Hydra on October, 25 2020
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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.

154P/Brewington
RA: 14h 25m 17s
Dec: -29° 05’ 33”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 154P/Brewington
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Comet 154P/Brewington Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet 154P/Brewington from Earth is currently 1,261,184,463 kilometers, equivalent to 8.430497 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 10 minutes and 6.8585 seconds to travel from Comet 154P/Brewington and arrive to us.

1,261,184,463
8.430497
1 hours, 10 minutes and 6.8585 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 0.650622 Astronomical Units, or 97,331,711 kilometers:

Tue Oct 3 2034
97,331,711
0.650622

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 30.20.

30.20
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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 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: 119.1°
Max altitude: 9.4°
Azimuth: 240.9°

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 Oct 18 14h 20m 56s -28° 46’ 50” 30.21 Hydra
2020 Oct 19 14h 21m 30s -28° 49’ 21” 30.21 Hydra
2020 Oct 20 14h 22m 06s -28° 51’ 52” 30.20 Hydra
2020 Oct 21 14h 22m 42s -28° 54’ 25” 30.20 Hydra
2020 Oct 22 14h 23m 20s -28° 57’ 01” 30.20 Hydra
2020 Oct 23 14h 23m 56s -28° 59’ 36” 30.20 Hydra
2020 Oct 24 14h 24m 32s -29° 02’ 15” 30.20 Hydra
2020 Oct 25 14h 25m 09s -29° 04’ 54” 30.20 Hydra
2020 Oct 26 14h 25m 45s -29° 07’ 35” 30.20 Hydra
2020 Oct 27 14h 26m 21s -29° 10’ 17” 30.19 Hydra
2020 Oct 28 14h 26m 57s -29° 13’ 00” 30.19 Hydra
2020 Oct 29 14h 27m 34s -29° 15’ 44” 30.19 Hydra
2020 Oct 30 14h 28m 12s -29° 18’ 30” 30.19 Hydra
2020 Oct 31 14h 28m 49s -29° 21’ 19” 30.19 Hydra