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 May 21||22.24||21h 19m 39s||-62° 38’ 45”||Pavo|
|2018 May 22||22.24||21h 19m 29s||-62° 42’ 41”||Pavo|
|2018 May 23||22.24||21h 19m 21s||-62° 46’ 36”||Pavo|
|2018 May 24||22.24||21h 19m 10s||-62° 50’ 33”||Pavo|
|2018 May 25||22.24||21h 19m 00s||-62° 54’ 29”||Pavo|
|2018 May 26||22.24||21h 18m 47s||-62° 58’ 26”||Pavo|
|2018 May 27||22.24||21h 18m 34s||-63° 02’ 21”||Pavo|
|2018 May 28||22.25||21h 18m 21s||-63° 06’ 17”||Pavo|
|2018 May 29||22.25||21h 18m 07s||-63° 10’ 14”||Pavo|
|2018 May 30||22.25||21h 17m 53s||-63° 14’ 08”||Pavo|
|2018 May 31||22.25||21h 17m 36s||-63° 18’ 03”||Pavo|
|2018 Jun 01||22.25||21h 17m 20s||-63° 21’ 57”||Pavo|
|2018 Jun 02||22.25||21h 17m 03s||-63° 25’ 51”||Pavo|
|2018 Jun 03||22.26||21h 16m 45s||-63° 29’ 44”||Pavo|
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.