Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR)
Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR) 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/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR) Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR) Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR) 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/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR) Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2017 Feb 13||16.90||16h 45m 54s||-20° 47’ 03”||Ophiucus|
|2017 Feb 14||16.91||16h 46m 56s||-20° 45’ 52”||Ophiucus|
|2017 Feb 15||16.92||16h 47m 58s||-20° 44’ 36”||Ophiucus|
|2017 Feb 16||16.93||16h 49m 00s||-20° 43’ 18”||Ophiucus|
|2017 Feb 17||16.94||16h 49m 59s||-20° 41’ 53”||Ophiucus|
|2017 Feb 18||16.96||16h 50m 57s||-20° 40’ 26”||Ophiucus|
|2017 Feb 19||16.97||16h 51m 55s||-20° 38’ 53”||Ophiucus|
|2017 Feb 20||16.98||16h 52m 50s||-20° 37’ 18”||Ophiucus|
|2017 Feb 21||16.99||16h 53m 44s||-20° 35’ 38”||Ophiucus|
|2017 Feb 22||17.00||16h 54m 38s||-20° 33’ 55”||Ophiucus|
|2017 Feb 23||17.01||16h 55m 30s||-20° 32’ 07”||Ophiucus|
|2017 Feb 24||17.03||16h 56m 20s||-20° 30’ 15”||Ophiucus|
|2017 Feb 25||17.04||16h 57m 09s||-20° 28’ 21”||Ophiucus|
|2017 Feb 26||17.05||16h 57m 56s||-20° 26’ 22”||Ophiucus|
Distance of Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR) 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/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR)
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR), 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/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR) at epoch 13 December 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457370.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.41313685 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Aug-27 13:50:21
|Next perihelion transit||60386-Apr-11 05:15
|Argument of perihelion||peri||281.501810359°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||224.08315665249°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2016-Aug-30|
|Distance of closest approach*||2.40496067 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2030-Jan-01, with a sampling interval of 1 day.