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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 11m 42s and the Declination is -65° 26’ 58” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]).

Summary of key facts about Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) [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]:

17h 11m 42s
-65° 26’ 58”

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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.

Map showing Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) in Ara on January, 24 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) in Ara on January, 24 2022
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 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 11m 42s
Dec: -65° 26’ 58”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1)
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) from Earth is currently 17,277,787,944 kilometers, equivalent to 115.494879 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 hours, 32.4970 seconds to travel from Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) and arrive to us.

16 hours, 32.4970 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.

Distance of Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) from Earth between January 1900 and January 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 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 January 1900 and January 2100, the closest approach of Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) to Earth happens on Tue Dec 13 1927 at a distance of 0.749778 Astronomical Units, or 112,165,122 kilometers:

Tue Dec 13 1927

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

Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) brightness

The current visual magnitude of Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) is -100.00.


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.

Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) rise and set times

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

Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet Skjellerup-Maristany (C/1927 X1) 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 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)
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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
2022 Jan 17 17h 11m 13s -65° 25’ 03” N.A. Ara
2022 Jan 18 17h 11m 17s -65° 25’ 17” N.A. Ara
2022 Jan 19 17h 11m 21s -65° 25’ 32” N.A. Ara
2022 Jan 20 17h 11m 26s -65° 25’ 46” N.A. Ara
2022 Jan 21 17h 11m 30s -65° 26’ 03” N.A. Ara
2022 Jan 22 17h 11m 32s -65° 26’ 18” N.A. Ara
2022 Jan 23 17h 11m 36s -65° 26’ 35” N.A. Ara
2022 Jan 24 17h 11m 40s -65° 26’ 51” N.A. Ara
2022 Jan 25 17h 11m 44s -65° 27’ 06” N.A. Ara
2022 Jan 26 17h 11m 48s -65° 27’ 24” N.A. Ara
2022 Jan 27 17h 11m 51s -65° 27’ 41” N.A. Ara
2022 Jan 28 17h 11m 53s -65° 27’ 57” N.A. Ara
2022 Jan 29 17h 11m 57s -65° 28’ 14” N.A. Ara
2022 Jan 30 17h 12m 01s -65° 28’ 32” N.A. Ara