Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo)
Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) 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/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) 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/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2018 Apr 13||19.75||16h 55m 26s||-29° 29’ 48”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Apr 14||19.74||16h 55m 18s||-29° 30’ 15”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Apr 15||19.74||16h 55m 10s||-29° 30’ 42”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Apr 16||19.73||16h 55m 01s||-29° 31’ 08”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Apr 17||19.72||16h 54m 52s||-29° 31’ 32”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Apr 18||19.72||16h 54m 43s||-29° 31’ 54”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Apr 19||19.71||16h 54m 33s||-29° 32’ 17”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Apr 20||19.71||16h 54m 23s||-29° 32’ 38”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Apr 21||19.70||16h 54m 11s||-29° 32’ 57”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Apr 22||19.69||16h 54m 01s||-29° 33’ 15”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Apr 23||19.69||16h 53m 48s||-29° 33’ 32”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Apr 24||19.68||16h 53m 35s||-29° 33’ 47”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Apr 25||19.67||16h 53m 22s||-29° 34’ 00”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Apr 26||19.67||16h 53m 09s||-29° 34’ 13”||Ophiucus|
Distance of Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) 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/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo)
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo), 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/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) at epoch 17 September 2014 00:00 UTC (JD: 2456918.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||5.72167523 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-May-09 22:31:50
|Argument of perihelion||peri||1.3020172072818°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||327.56586354223°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2075-Aug-27|
|Distance of closest approach*||4.68238095 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.