Comet C/2017 T3 (ATLAS)
Comet C/2017 T3 (ATLAS) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet C/2017 T3 (ATLAS) 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 T3 (ATLAS) Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet C/2017 T3 (ATLAS) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet C/2017 T3 (ATLAS) Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2017 T3 (ATLAS) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2017 T3 (ATLAS) 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 T3 (ATLAS) Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2017 T3 (ATLAS) 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 T3 (ATLAS) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2018 Aug 10||09h 09m 16s||-26° 00’ 30”||11.65||Pyxis|
|2018 Aug 11||09h 16m 36s||-26° 30’ 38”||11.69||Pyxis|
|2018 Aug 12||09h 23m 53s||-26° 58’ 54”||11.73||Pyxis|
|2018 Aug 13||09h 31m 09s||-27° 25’ 18”||11.78||Antlia|
|2018 Aug 14||09h 38m 24s||-27° 49’ 50”||11.82||Antlia|
|2018 Aug 15||09h 45m 33s||-28° 12’ 32”||11.87||Antlia|
|2018 Aug 16||09h 52m 40s||-28° 33’ 25”||11.91||Antlia|
|2018 Aug 17||09h 59m 41s||-28° 52’ 36”||11.96||Antlia|
|2018 Aug 18||10h 06m 39s||-29° 10’ 01”||12.01||Antlia|
|2018 Aug 19||10h 13m 32s||-29° 25’ 50”||12.06||Antlia|
|2018 Aug 20||10h 20m 18s||-29° 40’ 01”||12.11||Antlia|
|2018 Aug 21||10h 26m 59s||-29° 52’ 42”||12.17||Antlia|
|2018 Aug 22||10h 33m 33s||-30° 03’ 56”||12.22||Antlia|
|2018 Aug 23||10h 40m 01s||-30° 13’ 45”||12.27||Antlia|
Distance of Comet C/2017 T3 (ATLAS) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2017 T3 (ATLAS) 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 T3 (ATLAS) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet C/2017 T3 (ATLAS)
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2017 T3 (ATLAS), 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 T3 (ATLAS) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2017 T3 (ATLAS) at epoch 11 December 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458099.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.82524259 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-Jul-19 03:33:36
|Next perihelion transit||53621-Nov-26 20:35
|Argument of perihelion||peri||246.89206566905°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||230.08611482989°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2018-Aug-01|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.35130259 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.