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Comet C/2017 T1 (Heinze)

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Comet C/2017 T1 (Heinze) Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet C/2017 T1 (Heinze) 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 T1 (Heinze) in Apus on July, 22 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
15h 22m 59s
-78° 12’ 51”
19.41
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet C/2017 T1 (Heinze) Rise and Set Times

Comet C/2017 T1 (Heinze) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet C/2017 T1 (Heinze) Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2017 T1 (Heinze) 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 T1 (Heinze) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 Jul 15 19.04 16h 03m 15s -80° 20’ 35” Apus
2018 Jul 16 19.09 15h 55m 37s -80° 03’ 07” Apus
2018 Jul 17 19.14 15h 48m 43s -79° 45’ 14” Apus
2018 Jul 18 19.20 15h 42m 29s -79° 27’ 02” Apus
2018 Jul 19 19.25 15h 36m 50s -79° 08’ 35” Apus
2018 Jul 20 19.30 15h 31m 44s -78° 50’ 03” Apus
2018 Jul 21 19.36 15h 27m 07s -78° 31’ 27” Apus
2018 Jul 22 19.41 15h 22m 59s -78° 12’ 51” Apus
2018 Jul 23 19.46 15h 19m 14s -77° 54’ 20” Apus
2018 Jul 24 19.51 15h 15m 54s -77° 35’ 56” Apus
2018 Jul 25 19.56 15h 12m 52s -77° 17’ 39” Apus
2018 Jul 26 19.61 15h 10m 09s -76° 59’ 35” Apus
2018 Jul 27 19.67 15h 07m 45s -76° 41’ 44” Apus
2018 Jul 28 19.72 15h 05m 35s -76° 24’ 06” Apus

Distance of Comet C/2017 T1 (Heinze) from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2017 T1 (Heinze) 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 T1 (Heinze) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Comet C/2017 T1 (Heinze) from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Comet C/2017 T1 (Heinze)

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2017 T1 (Heinze), 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.

Predicted magnitude of Comet C/2017 T1 (Heinze) between January 2013 and December 2075