Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS)
Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet C/2014 Q1 (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/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) Rise and Set Times
Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2014 Q1 (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/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2014 Q1 (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/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2018 Feb 17||22.11||20h 47m 00s||-59° 05’ 35”||Indus|
|2018 Feb 18||22.12||20h 47m 42s||-59° 05’ 38”||Indus|
|2018 Feb 19||22.12||20h 48m 21s||-59° 05’ 43”||Indus|
|2018 Feb 20||22.12||20h 49m 02s||-59° 05’ 52”||Indus|
|2018 Feb 21||22.12||20h 49m 42s||-59° 06’ 02”||Indus|
|2018 Feb 22||22.12||20h 50m 22s||-59° 06’ 17”||Indus|
|2018 Feb 23||22.13||20h 51m 02s||-59° 06’ 35”||Indus|
|2018 Feb 24||22.13||20h 51m 42s||-59° 06’ 56”||Indus|
|2018 Feb 25||22.13||20h 52m 22s||-59° 07’ 22”||Indus|
|2018 Feb 26||22.13||20h 52m 59s||-59° 07’ 49”||Indus|
|2018 Feb 27||22.13||20h 53m 39s||-59° 08’ 20”||Indus|
|2018 Feb 28||22.14||20h 54m 16s||-59° 08’ 53”||Indus|
|2018 Mar 01||22.14||20h 54m 55s||-59° 09’ 29”||Indus|
|2018 Mar 02||22.14||20h 55m 32s||-59° 10’ 09”||Indus|
Distance of Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2014 Q1 (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/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS)
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2014 Q1 (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/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2014 Q1 (PANSTARRS) at epoch 19 February 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457073.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.31457044 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2015-Jul-06 12:15:55
|Next perihelion transit||39974-Jul-30 11:59
|Argument of perihelion||peri||120.05029824997°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||8.762481830126°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2015-Jul-20|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.18331960 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.