Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo)
The current Right Ascension of Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) is 02h 02m 57s and the Declination is +19° 59’ 48” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current estimated magnitude of Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) is 22.57 (JPL).
The observed values of Magnitude, Coma Diameter and Tail Length are derived from the most recent observation recorded at the Comet Observers Database. The value of Predicted Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and, in the case of comets, might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of these objects. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Predicted Magnitude as a directional indication. We acknowledge with thanks the comet observations from the COBS Comet Observation Database contributed by observers worldwide and used in this table to report recent comet observations.
- C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Right now it is placed in the East-South-East direction at an altitude of 36° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
Also check out Where is Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) from Earth is currently 1,000,934,082 kilometers, equivalent to 6.690831 Astronomical Units. Light takes 55 minutes and 38.7567 seconds to travel from Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.
The value of the reported distance might be somewhat 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) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) to Earth
Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) to Earth happens on Mon Aug 30 2021 at a distance of 4.716139 Astronomical Units, or 705,524,329 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) Brightness and Light Curve
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
|Perihelion distance||q||5.70727373 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-May-16 01:53:09
|Next perihelion transit||2085-Aug-11 13:19
|Argument of perihelion||peri||2.6682622801302°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||326.85924046635°|
Visualization of Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) Orbit
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) 15 Days 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.
|2023 Nov 24||02h 04m 59s||+20° 13’ 54”||22.54||Aries|
|2023 Nov 25||02h 04m 42s||+20° 12’ 02”||22.54||Aries|
|2023 Nov 26||02h 04m 26s||+20° 10’ 10”||22.55||Aries|
|2023 Nov 27||02h 04m 09s||+20° 08’ 20”||22.55||Aries|
|2023 Nov 28||02h 03m 52s||+20° 06’ 29”||22.56||Aries|
|2023 Nov 29||02h 03m 38s||+20° 04’ 41”||22.56||Aries|
|2023 Nov 30||02h 03m 21s||+20° 02’ 53”||22.56||Aries|
|2023 Dec 01||02h 03m 07s||+20° 01’ 05”||22.57||Aries|
|2023 Dec 02||02h 02m 53s||+19° 59’ 21”||22.57||Aries|
|2023 Dec 03||02h 02m 39s||+19° 57’ 36”||22.58||Aries|
|2023 Dec 04||02h 02m 25s||+19° 55’ 53”||22.58||Aries|
|2023 Dec 05||02h 02m 12s||+19° 54’ 11”||22.59||Aries|
|2023 Dec 06||02h 01m 59s||+19° 52’ 29”||22.59||Aries|
|2023 Dec 07||02h 01m 46s||+19° 50’ 51”||22.60||Aries|