Comet C/2016 A8 (LINEAR)
Comet C/2016 A8 (LINEAR) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet C/2016 A8 (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/2016 A8 (LINEAR) Rise and Set Times
Comet C/2016 A8 (LINEAR) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Comet C/2016 A8 (LINEAR) Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2016 A8 (LINEAR) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2016 A8 (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/2016 A8 (LINEAR) Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2016 A8 (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/2016 A8 (LINEAR) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2017 May 23||20.08||17h 28m 17s||-48° 59’ 12”||Ara|
|2017 May 24||20.10||17h 24m 56s||-49° 05’ 16”||Ara|
|2017 May 25||20.12||17h 21m 37s||-49° 10’ 47”||Ara|
|2017 May 26||20.13||17h 18m 15s||-49° 15’ 47”||Ara|
|2017 May 27||20.15||17h 14m 53s||-49° 20’ 16”||Ara|
|2017 May 28||20.17||17h 11m 30s||-49° 24’ 10”||Ara|
|2017 May 29||20.19||17h 08m 07s||-49° 27’ 33”||Ara|
|2017 May 30||20.21||17h 04m 44s||-49° 30’ 21”||Ara|
|2017 May 31||20.22||17h 01m 21s||-49° 32’ 38”||Ara|
|2017 Jun 01||20.24||16h 57m 57s||-49° 34’ 22”||Ara|
|2017 Jun 02||20.26||16h 54m 36s||-49° 35’ 34”||Ara|
|2017 Jun 03||20.28||16h 51m 15s||-49° 36’ 12”||Ara|
|2017 Jun 04||20.30||16h 47m 54s||-49° 36’ 20”||Ara|
|2017 Jun 05||20.32||16h 44m 35s||-49° 35’ 57”||Ara|
Distance of Comet C/2016 A8 (LINEAR) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2016 A8 (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/2016 A8 (LINEAR) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet C/2016 A8 (LINEAR)
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2016 A8 (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/2016 A8 (LINEAR) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2016 A8 (LINEAR) at epoch 09 August 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457610.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.88112893 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Aug-30 16:04:20
|Next perihelion transit||2224-Apr-11 11:59
|Argument of perihelion||peri||130.26535049632°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||111.23215878471°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2016-Sep-01|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.03867385 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.