Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)
Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) 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 C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) Rise and Set Times
Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) is circumpolar from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] and transits at 22:16 UTC (altitude: 86.5°)
Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) 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!
Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2016 Dec 04||16.13||03h 53m 35s||+55° 50’ 09”||Camelopardalis|
|2016 Dec 05||16.14||03h 51m 42s||+55° 43’ 35”||Camelopardalis|
|2016 Dec 06||16.16||03h 49m 49s||+55° 36’ 47”||Camelopardalis|
|2016 Dec 07||16.17||03h 47m 57s||+55° 29’ 49”||Camelopardalis|
|2016 Dec 08||16.18||03h 46m 09s||+55° 22’ 40”||Camelopardalis|
|2016 Dec 09||16.19||03h 44m 21s||+55° 15’ 19”||Camelopardalis|
|2016 Dec 10||16.21||03h 42m 34s||+55° 07’ 48”||Camelopardalis|
|2016 Dec 11||16.22||03h 40m 50s||+55° 00’ 06”||Camelopardalis|
|2016 Dec 12||16.23||03h 39m 08s||+54° 52’ 17”||Camelopardalis|
|2016 Dec 13||16.25||03h 37m 28s||+54° 44’ 17”||Camelopardalis|
|2016 Dec 14||16.26||03h 35m 51s||+54° 36’ 10”||Camelopardalis|
|2016 Dec 15||16.27||03h 34m 14s||+54° 27’ 55”||Camelopardalis|
|2016 Dec 16||16.29||03h 32m 39s||+54° 19’ 32”||Camelopardalis|
|2016 Dec 17||16.30||03h 31m 08s||+54° 11’ 02”||Camelopardalis|
Distance of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) 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 C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA), 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.
Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) at epoch 13 September 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457279.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.82296227 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2015-Nov-15 17:19:47
|Argument of perihelion||peri||340.36025750812°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||186.14434984548°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2016-Jan-17|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.72472524 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2030-Jan-01, with a sampling interval of 1 day.