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 May 23||18.03||16h 42m 06s||-15° 36’ 38”||Ophiucus|
|2017 May 24||18.05||16h 41m 17s||-15° 33’ 15”||Ophiucus|
|2017 May 25||18.06||16h 40m 28s||-15° 29’ 54”||Ophiucus|
|2017 May 26||18.08||16h 39m 39s||-15° 26’ 38”||Ophiucus|
|2017 May 27||18.10||16h 38m 52s||-15° 23’ 22”||Ophiucus|
|2017 May 28||18.12||16h 38m 03s||-15° 20’ 11”||Ophiucus|
|2017 May 29||18.13||16h 37m 14s||-15° 17’ 02”||Ophiucus|
|2017 May 30||18.15||16h 36m 27s||-15° 13’ 54”||Ophiucus|
|2017 May 31||18.17||16h 35m 39s||-15° 10’ 51”||Ophiucus|
|2017 Jun 01||18.19||16h 34m 51s||-15° 07’ 51”||Ophiucus|
|2017 Jun 02||18.21||16h 34m 05s||-15° 04’ 55”||Ophiucus|
|2017 Jun 03||18.22||16h 33m 19s||-15° 02’ 02”||Ophiucus|
|2017 Jun 04||18.24||16h 32m 33s||-14° 59’ 12”||Ophiucus|
|2017 Jun 05||18.26||16h 31m 48s||-14° 56’ 26”||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 2014-Jan-01 and 2035-Jan-01, with a sampling interval of 1 day.