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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 July, 22 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
04h 04m 18s
+45° 40’ 06”
18.82
 = 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 08:03 UTC (altitude: 84.2°)

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 Jul 15 18.79 04h 02m 26s +45° 20’ 52” Perseus
2017 Jul 16 18.80 04h 02m 44s +45° 23’ 34” Perseus
2017 Jul 17 18.80 04h 03m 01s +45° 26’ 17” Perseus
2017 Jul 18 18.80 04h 03m 16s +45° 29’ 02” Perseus
2017 Jul 19 18.81 04h 03m 33s +45° 31’ 46” Perseus
2017 Jul 20 18.81 04h 03m 48s +45° 34’ 32” Perseus
2017 Jul 21 18.81 04h 04m 04s +45° 37’ 19” Perseus
2017 Jul 22 18.82 04h 04m 18s +45° 40’ 06” Perseus
2017 Jul 23 18.82 04h 04m 32s +45° 42’ 56” Perseus
2017 Jul 24 18.82 04h 04m 45s +45° 45’ 45” Perseus
2017 Jul 25 18.82 04h 04m 56s +45° 48’ 34” Perseus
2017 Jul 26 18.83 04h 05m 08s +45° 51’ 24” Perseus
2017 Jul 27 18.83 04h 05m 21s +45° 54’ 15” Perseus
2017 Jul 28 18.83 04h 05m 31s +45° 57’ 07” 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 December 2075

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 December 2075

Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) at epoch 16 November 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457343.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 1.00027859
Orbit inclination i 148.87828493°
Perihelion distance q 0.82296986 AU
123,114,539 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 17:19:23
2,457,342.2218 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 340.35904619051°
Longitude of the ascending node node 186.14456004213°
Mean anomaly M 7.8462857972576E-6°
Mean motion n 0.00000614°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2016-Jan-17
Distance of closest approach* 0.72472644 AU
108,417,532 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.