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 Sep 15||22.89||14h 48m 34s||-39° 43’ 59”||Centaurus|
|2017 Sep 16||22.91||14h 48m 51s||-39° 42’ 42”||Centaurus|
|2017 Sep 17||22.94||14h 49m 08s||-39° 41’ 33”||Centaurus|
|2017 Sep 18||22.96||14h 49m 26s||-39° 40’ 28”||Centaurus|
|2017 Sep 19||22.98||14h 49m 44s||-39° 39’ 30”||Centaurus|
|2017 Sep 20||23.00||14h 50m 03s||-39° 38’ 39”||Centaurus|
|2017 Sep 21||23.02||14h 50m 21s||-39° 37’ 53”||Centaurus|
|2017 Sep 22||23.04||14h 50m 42s||-39° 37’ 11”||Centaurus|
|2017 Sep 23||23.06||14h 51m 02s||-39° 36’ 38”||Centaurus|
|2017 Sep 24||23.08||14h 51m 23s||-39° 36’ 07”||Centaurus|
|2017 Sep 25||23.10||14h 51m 45s||-39° 35’ 44”||Centaurus|
|2017 Sep 26||23.12||14h 52m 06s||-39° 35’ 26”||Centaurus|
|2017 Sep 27||23.14||14h 52m 28s||-39° 35’ 13”||Centaurus|
|2017 Sep 28||23.16||14h 52m 51s||-39° 35’ 07”||Centaurus|
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.
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||1.88112896 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Aug-30 16:04:20
|Next perihelion transit||2224-Apr-13 00:47
|Argument of perihelion||peri||130.265345978°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||111.23215568034°|
|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 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.