Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)
Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) 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 X1 (PANSTARRS) Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) 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 X1 (PANSTARRS) Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) 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 X1 (PANSTARRS) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2017 Apr 22||15.44||13h 16m 47s||-30° 44’ 03”||Centaurus|
|2017 Apr 23||15.45||13h 15m 20s||-30° 34’ 26”||Centaurus|
|2017 Apr 24||15.46||13h 13m 53s||-30° 24’ 43”||Centaurus|
|2017 Apr 25||15.48||13h 12m 26s||-30° 14’ 57”||Centaurus|
|2017 Apr 26||15.49||13h 11m 02s||-30° 05’ 04”||Hydra|
|2017 Apr 27||15.50||13h 09m 38s||-29° 55’ 09”||Hydra|
|2017 Apr 28||15.51||13h 08m 16s||-29° 45’ 10”||Hydra|
|2017 Apr 29||15.53||13h 06m 54s||-29° 35’ 08”||Hydra|
|2017 Apr 30||15.54||13h 05m 34s||-29° 25’ 03”||Hydra|
|2017 May 01||15.55||13h 04m 14s||-29° 14’ 54”||Hydra|
|2017 May 02||15.57||13h 02m 57s||-29° 04’ 45”||Hydra|
|2017 May 03||15.58||13h 01m 41s||-28° 54’ 36”||Hydra|
|2017 May 04||15.60||13h 00m 25s||-28° 44’ 23”||Hydra|
|2017 May 05||15.61||12h 59m 12s||-28° 34’ 12”||Hydra|
Distance of Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) 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 X1 (PANSTARRS) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS)
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS), 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 X1 (PANSTARRS) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) at epoch 18 October 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457680.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.31425059 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Apr-20 17:11:56
|Argument of perihelion||peri||164.45293331954°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||130.95798498983°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2016-Jun-22|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.64033166 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.