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Comet 154P/Brewington

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Comet 154P/Brewington Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 154P/Brewington 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 154P/Brewington in Virgo on January, 24 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
13h 21m 42s
-20° 20’ 53”
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet 154P/Brewington Rise and Set Times

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

Azimuth: 110.3°
Max altitude: 18.2°
Azimuth: 249.7°

Comet 154P/Brewington Orbit Diagram

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 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 MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 Jan 17 25.46 13h 21m 35s -20° 06’ 23” Virgo
2018 Jan 18 25.46 13h 21m 38s -20° 08’ 35” Virgo
2018 Jan 19 25.46 13h 21m 39s -20° 10’ 45” Virgo
2018 Jan 20 25.45 13h 21m 42s -20° 12’ 51” Virgo
2018 Jan 21 25.45 13h 21m 42s -20° 14’ 56” Virgo
2018 Jan 22 25.45 13h 21m 43s -20° 16’ 58” Virgo
2018 Jan 23 25.44 13h 21m 43s -20° 18’ 56” Virgo
2018 Jan 24 25.44 13h 21m 42s -20° 20’ 53” Virgo
2018 Jan 25 25.44 13h 21m 42s -20° 22’ 45” Virgo
2018 Jan 26 25.43 13h 21m 39s -20° 24’ 36” Virgo
2018 Jan 27 25.43 13h 21m 38s -20° 26’ 24” Virgo
2018 Jan 28 25.43 13h 21m 34s -20° 28’ 08” Virgo
2018 Jan 29 25.42 13h 21m 32s -20° 29’ 48” Virgo
2018 Jan 30 25.42 13h 21m 28s -20° 31’ 27” Virgo

Distance of Comet 154P/Brewington from Earth

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

Distance of Comet 154P/Brewington from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Comet 154P/Brewington

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 2075

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
Closest approach to Earth* 2034-Oct-03
Distance of closest approach* 0.65062234 AU
97,331,717 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.