Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)
Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch) 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 YG46 (Spacewatch) Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch) Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch) 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 YG46 (Spacewatch) Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch) 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 YG46 (Spacewatch) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2017 Dec 05||17.01||01h 19m 35s||+05° 52’ 46”||Pisces|
|2017 Dec 06||17.04||01h 19m 29s||+05° 55’ 10”||Pisces|
|2017 Dec 07||17.06||01h 19m 26s||+05° 57’ 42”||Pisces|
|2017 Dec 08||17.08||01h 19m 23s||+06° 00’ 19”||Pisces|
|2017 Dec 09||17.10||01h 19m 23s||+06° 03’ 02”||Pisces|
|2017 Dec 10||17.13||01h 19m 23s||+06° 05’ 53”||Pisces|
|2017 Dec 11||17.15||01h 19m 24s||+06° 08’ 48”||Pisces|
|2017 Dec 12||17.17||01h 19m 27s||+06° 11’ 52”||Pisces|
|2017 Dec 13||17.19||01h 19m 32s||+06° 15’ 00”||Pisces|
|2017 Dec 14||17.22||01h 19m 37s||+06° 18’ 15”||Pisces|
|2017 Dec 15||17.24||01h 19m 44s||+06° 21’ 34”||Pisces|
|2017 Dec 16||17.26||01h 19m 53s||+06° 25’ 00”||Pisces|
|2017 Dec 17||17.28||01h 20m 02s||+06° 28’ 32”||Pisces|
|2017 Dec 18||17.31||01h 20m 12s||+06° 32’ 11”||Pisces|
Distance of Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch) 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 YG46 (Spacewatch) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch)
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch), 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 YG46 (Spacewatch) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch) at epoch 22 March 2014 00:00 UTC (JD: 2456739.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.80442232 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Jan-20 07:30:32
|Next perihelion transit||2023-Jan-24 01:20
|Argument of perihelion||peri||234.19374331526°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||55.696456987327°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2040-Jul-23|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.59677015 AU
* 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.