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Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1)

Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) is currently in the constellation of Ara.

The current Right Ascension of Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) is 17h 08m 58s and the Declination is -66° 01’ 32” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt).

17h 08m 58s
-66° 01’ 32”

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 Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Today Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) is not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

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Available Resources

Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) 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.

Finder chart of C/1927 X1 (Skjellerup-Maristany) in Ara on June,01 2023
Map showing Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) in Ara on June, 01 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of C/1927 X1 (Skjellerup-Maristany)
Map showing Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) in Ara on June, 01 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

C/1927 X1 (Skjellerup-Maristany)
RA: 17h 08m 58s
Dec: -66° 01’ 32”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1)
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) from Earth is currently 17,249,082,229 kilometers, equivalent to 115.302993 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15 hours, 58 minutes and 56.7451 seconds to travel from Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) and arrive to us.

15 hours, 58 minutes and 56.7451 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) 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 Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) 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 C/1927 X1 (Skjellerup-Maristany) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest Approach of Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) to Earth

Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) to Earth happens on Mon Jun 3 2013 at a distance of 107.118266 Astronomical Units, or 16,024,664,526 kilometers:

Mon Jun 3 2013

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

Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) Brightness and Light Curve

Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) at epoch 01 January 1970 00:00 UTC (JD: 2425240.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.99984000
Orbit inclination i 85.11260000°
Perihelion distance q 0.17615700 AU
26,352,712 km
Aphelion distance Q 2,201.78634300 AU
329,382,549,310 km
Semi-major axis a 1,100.98125000 AU
164,704,451,011 km
Orbital period period n.a.
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1927-Dec-18 04:20:29
2,425,232.6809 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 47.1588°
Longitude of the ascending node node 78.2436°
Mean anomaly M 0.000211°
Mean motion n 0.00002700°/day

Visualization of Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) 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 Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1)
View Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 May 25 17h 09m 36s -66° 01’ 13” N.A. Ara
2023 May 26 17h 09m 30s -66° 01’ 17” N.A. Ara
2023 May 27 17h 09m 25s -66° 01’ 19” N.A. Ara
2023 May 28 17h 09m 20s -66° 01’ 23” N.A. Ara
2023 May 29 17h 09m 16s -66° 01’ 26” N.A. Ara
2023 May 30 17h 09m 11s -66° 01’ 27” N.A. Ara
2023 May 31 17h 09m 06s -66° 01’ 30” N.A. Ara
2023 Jun 01 17h 09m 02s -66° 01’ 32” N.A. Ara
2023 Jun 02 17h 08m 57s -66° 01’ 32” N.A. Ara
2023 Jun 03 17h 08m 52s -66° 01’ 33” N.A. Ara
2023 Jun 04 17h 08m 47s -66° 01’ 33” N.A. Ara
2023 Jun 05 17h 08m 41s -66° 01’ 33” N.A. Ara
2023 Jun 06 17h 08m 36s -66° 01’ 33” N.A. Ara
2023 Jun 07 17h 08m 31s -66° 01’ 32” N.A. Ara