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Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)

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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) in Perseus on April, 23 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
03h 21m 02s
+43° 09’ 29”
 = 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 C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) Rise and Set Times

Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) is circumpolar from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] and transits at 13:13 UTC (altitude: 81.7°)

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!

Orbit Diagram of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA)
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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.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2017 Apr 16 17.99 03h 17m 06s +43° 11’ 12” Perseus
2017 Apr 17 18.00 03h 17m 39s +43° 10’ 47” Perseus
2017 Apr 18 18.01 03h 18m 12s +43° 10’ 26” Perseus
2017 Apr 19 18.02 03h 18m 46s +43° 10’ 08” Perseus
2017 Apr 20 18.03 03h 19m 19s +43° 09’ 52” Perseus
2017 Apr 21 18.04 03h 19m 54s +43° 09’ 42” Perseus
2017 Apr 22 18.05 03h 20m 27s +43° 09’ 33” Perseus
2017 Apr 23 18.06 03h 21m 02s +43° 09’ 29” Perseus
2017 Apr 24 18.07 03h 21m 35s +43° 09’ 28” Perseus
2017 Apr 25 18.08 03h 22m 10s +43° 09’ 29” Perseus
2017 Apr 26 18.09 03h 22m 45s +43° 09’ 35” Perseus
2017 Apr 27 18.10 03h 23m 20s +43° 09’ 43” Perseus
2017 Apr 28 18.11 03h 23m 53s +43° 09’ 56” Perseus
2017 Apr 29 18.12 03h 24m 29s +43° 10’ 10” Perseus

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.

Distance of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) from Earth between January 2013 and January 2030

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.

Predicted magnitude of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) between January 2013 and January 2030

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

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 1.00029692
Orbit inclination i 148.87833044°
Perihelion distance q 0.82296227 AU
123,113,403 km
Aphelion distance Q n.a.
Semi-major axis a n.a.
Orbital period period n.a.
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2015-Nov-15 17:19:47
2,457,342.2221 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 340.36025750812°
Longitude of the ascending node node 186.14434984548°
Mean anomaly M -0.00042365592524046°
Mean motion n 0.00000675°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2016-Jan-17
Distance of closest approach* 0.72472524 AU
108,417,352 km

* 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.