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
Comet C/2017 K6 (Jacques) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
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.
|2017 Sep 15||15.94||03h 32m 15s||-80° 17’ 00”||Mensa|
|2017 Sep 16||15.93||03h 32m 27s||-80° 21’ 38”||Mensa|
|2017 Sep 17||15.92||03h 32m 30s||-80° 26’ 03”||Mensa|
|2017 Sep 18||15.90||03h 32m 25s||-80° 30’ 14”||Mensa|
|2017 Sep 19||15.89||03h 32m 08s||-80° 34’ 10”||Mensa|
|2017 Sep 20||15.88||03h 31m 42s||-80° 37’ 53”||Mensa|
|2017 Sep 21||15.86||03h 31m 08s||-80° 41’ 21”||Mensa|
|2017 Sep 22||15.85||03h 30m 23s||-80° 44’ 33”||Mensa|
|2017 Sep 23||15.84||03h 29m 27s||-80° 47’ 29”||Mensa|
|2017 Sep 24||15.82||03h 28m 23s||-80° 50’ 07”||Mensa|
|2017 Sep 25||15.81||03h 27m 07s||-80° 52’ 27”||Mensa|
|2017 Sep 26||15.80||03h 25m 44s||-80° 54’ 29”||Mensa|
|2017 Sep 27||15.78||03h 24m 10s||-80° 56’ 12”||Mensa|
|2017 Sep 28||15.77||03h 22m 26s||-80° 57’ 35”||Mensa|
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.
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 22 June 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457927.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.00272931 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-Jan-03 03:32:43
|Argument of perihelion||peri||303.84137438365°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||85.054482101483°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2017-Dec-17|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.82152494 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.