Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS)
Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) is currently in the constellation of Pavo. The current Right Ascension of Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) is 18h 47m 56s and the Declination is -64° 32’ 14” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current estimated magnitude of Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) is 19.76 (JPL).
The observed values of Magnitude, Coma Diameter and Tail Length are derived from the most recent observation recorded at the Comet Observers Database. The value of Predicted Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and, in the case of comets, might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of these objects. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Predicted Magnitude as a directional indication. We acknowledge with thanks the comet observations from the COBS Comet Observation Database contributed by observers worldwide and used in this table to report recent comet observations.
Today's rise, transit and set times of Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) from Greenwich, United Kingdom (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
- C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Given its current magnitude, C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
RA: 18h 47m 56s
Dec: -64° 32’ 14”
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
Also check out Where is Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is currently 1,466,782,229 kilometers, equivalent to 9.804834 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 21 minutes and 32.6589 seconds to travel from Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.
The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) to Earth
Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) to Earth happens on Sun Dec 29 2019 at a distance of 1.520105 Astronomical Units, or 227,404,529 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) Brightness and Light Curve
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS), 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 T2 (PANSTARRS) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) at epoch 12 December 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458830.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.61509542 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-May-04 22:47:56
|Next perihelion transit||2095-Dec-02 20:17
|Argument of perihelion||peri||92.99332025567°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||64.378779739679°|
Visualization of Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) 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!
View Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) in the 3D Solar System Simulator
Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS) 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 T2 (PANSTARRS) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 Jun 01||18h 53m 06s||-64° 11’ 54”||19.75||Pavo|
|2023 Jun 02||18h 52m 27s||-64° 14’ 52”||19.75||Pavo|
|2023 Jun 03||18h 51m 46s||-64° 17’ 44”||19.75||Pavo|
|2023 Jun 04||18h 51m 05s||-64° 20’ 34”||19.75||Pavo|
|2023 Jun 05||18h 50m 23s||-64° 23’ 18”||19.76||Pavo|
|2023 Jun 06||18h 49m 41s||-64° 25’ 59”||19.76||Pavo|
|2023 Jun 07||18h 48m 59s||-64° 28’ 36”||19.76||Pavo|
|2023 Jun 08||18h 48m 15s||-64° 31’ 08”||19.76||Pavo|
|2023 Jun 09||18h 47m 31s||-64° 33’ 36”||19.76||Pavo|
|2023 Jun 10||18h 46m 48s||-64° 35’ 59”||19.76||Pavo|
|2023 Jun 11||18h 46m 02s||-64° 38’ 18”||19.77||Pavo|
|2023 Jun 12||18h 45m 17s||-64° 40’ 32”||19.77||Pavo|
|2023 Jun 13||18h 44m 32s||-64° 42’ 42”||19.77||Pavo|
|2023 Jun 14||18h 43m 46s||-64° 44’ 48”||19.77||Pavo|