Comet C/2017 K6 (Jacques)
Comet C/2017 K6 (Jacques) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet C/2017 K6 (Jacques) 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/2017 K6 (Jacques) Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet C/2017 K6 (Jacques) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet C/2017 K6 (Jacques) Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2017 K6 (Jacques) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2017 K6 (Jacques) 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/2017 K6 (Jacques) Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2017 K6 (Jacques) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet C/2017 K6 (Jacques) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2018 Feb 17||15.51||02h 45m 14s||-12° 07’ 14”||Eridanus|
|2018 Feb 18||15.53||02h 46m 37s||-11° 31’ 30”||Eridanus|
|2018 Feb 19||15.55||02h 48m 02s||-10° 56’ 03”||Eridanus|
|2018 Feb 20||15.57||02h 49m 26s||-10° 20’ 56”||Eridanus|
|2018 Feb 21||15.59||02h 50m 49s||-09° 46’ 08”||Eridanus|
|2018 Feb 22||15.61||02h 52m 14s||-09° 11’ 39”||Eridanus|
|2018 Feb 23||15.63||02h 53m 39s||-08° 37’ 31”||Eridanus|
|2018 Feb 24||15.65||02h 55m 05s||-08° 03’ 41”||Eridanus|
|2018 Feb 25||15.67||02h 56m 30s||-07° 30’ 11”||Eridanus|
|2018 Feb 26||15.69||02h 57m 56s||-06° 57’ 01”||Eridanus|
|2018 Feb 27||15.71||02h 59m 21s||-06° 24’ 10”||Eridanus|
|2018 Feb 28||15.73||03h 00m 47s||-05° 51’ 38”||Eridanus|
|2018 Mar 01||15.75||03h 02m 15s||-05° 19’ 27”||Eridanus|
|2018 Mar 02||15.77||03h 03m 41s||-04° 47’ 35”||Eridanus|
Distance of Comet C/2017 K6 (Jacques) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2017 K6 (Jacques) 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/2017 K6 (Jacques) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet C/2017 K6 (Jacques)
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2017 K6 (Jacques), 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/2017 K6 (Jacques) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2017 K6 (Jacques) at epoch 12 August 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457978.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.00278621 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-Jan-03 03:23:12
|Next perihelion transit||36974-Jul-13 15:40
|Argument of perihelion||peri||303.83798251099°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||85.056251239403°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2017-Dec-17|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.82157436 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.