Comet C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)
Comet C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) is currently in the constellation of Serpens.
The current Right Ascension of Comet C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) is 15h 19m 30s and the Declination is +21° 22’ 43” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current estimated magnitude of Comet C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) is 14.74 (JPL) while the latest observed magnitude is 14.3 (COBS).
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/2019 T4 (ATLAS) from Greenwich, United Kingdom (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
- C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Right now it is placed in the East-North-East direction at an altitude of 9° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
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Comet C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) 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/2019 T4 (ATLAS) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
RA: 15h 19m 30s
Dec: +21° 22’ 43”
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
Also check out Where is Comet C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Comet C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) from Earth is currently 663,044,225 kilometers, equivalent to 4.432177 Astronomical Units. Light takes 36 minutes and 51.6775 seconds to travel from Comet C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) 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/2019 T4 (ATLAS) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Comet C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) to Earth
Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) to Earth happens on Tue Apr 5 2022 at a distance of 3.330822 Astronomical Units, or 498,283,815 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) Brightness and Light Curve
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2019 T4 (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/2019 T4 (ATLAS) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) at epoch 29 September 2021 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459487.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||4.24220218 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Jun-09 05:24:06
|Next perihelion transit||34341-Dec-16 10:33
|Argument of perihelion||peri||351.2136087001°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||199.942605267°|
Visualization of Comet C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2019 T4 (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!
View Comet C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) in the 3D Solar System Simulator
Comet C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2019 T4 (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/2019 T4 (ATLAS) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 May 27||15h 22m 35s||+20° 55’ 01”||14.67||Serpens|
|2023 May 28||15h 22m 09s||+20° 59’ 13”||14.68||Serpens|
|2023 May 29||15h 21m 43s||+21° 03’ 15”||14.69||Serpens|
|2023 May 30||15h 21m 20s||+21° 07’ 05”||14.70||Serpens|
|2023 May 31||15h 20m 56s||+21° 10’ 45”||14.71||Serpens|
|2023 Jun 01||15h 20m 31s||+21° 14’ 17”||14.72||Serpens|
|2023 Jun 02||15h 20m 08s||+21° 17’ 36”||14.72||Serpens|
|2023 Jun 03||15h 19m 45s||+21° 20’ 47”||14.73||Serpens|
|2023 Jun 04||15h 19m 22s||+21° 23’ 47”||14.74||Serpens|
|2023 Jun 05||15h 19m 00s||+21° 26’ 38”||14.75||Serpens|
|2023 Jun 06||15h 18m 38s||+21° 29’ 17”||14.76||Serpens|
|2023 Jun 07||15h 18m 16s||+21° 31’ 49”||14.77||Serpens|
|2023 Jun 08||15h 17m 56s||+21° 34’ 09”||14.78||Serpens|
|2023 Jun 09||15h 17m 35s||+21° 36’ 20”||14.79||Serpens|