Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4)
Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) is currently in the constellation of Monoceros. The current Right Ascension of Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) is 07h 03m 19s and the Declination is -00° 24’ 53” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) is 17.31 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:
- C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South direction at an altitude of 38° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) rise and set times.
- Go to interactive sky chart
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Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) 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.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
Also check out Where is Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) from Earth is currently 358,255,780 kilometers, equivalent to 2.394792 Astronomical Units. Light takes 19 minutes and 55.0127 seconds to travel from Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) 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 Y4 (ATLAS) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) to Earth happens on Sun May 24 2020 at a distance of 0.78598265 Astronomical Units, or 117,581,331 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) brightness
The observed magnitude and coma diameter values are derived from the Comet Observers Database by averaging the values reported in recent observations (more recent than 4 days), when available. The Estimated Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of comets. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Estimated 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.
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4), 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 ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.25034836 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-May-31 01:06:56
|Argument of perihelion||peri||177.18432752223°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||121.04661873201°|
Visualization of Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) 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 ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet ATLAS (C/2019 Y4) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Aug 08||06h 54m 10s||+00° 13’ 27”||17.10||Monoceros|
|2020 Aug 09||06h 55m 28s||+00° 08’ 25”||17.13||Monoceros|
|2020 Aug 10||06h 56m 47s||+00° 03’ 19”||17.16||Monoceros|
|2020 Aug 11||06h 58m 03s||-00° 01’ 48”||17.19||Monoceros|
|2020 Aug 12||06h 59m 17s||-00° 06’ 59”||17.22||Monoceros|
|2020 Aug 13||07h 00m 29s||-00° 12’ 11”||17.24||Monoceros|
|2020 Aug 14||07h 01m 41s||-00° 17’ 29”||17.27||Monoceros|
|2020 Aug 15||07h 02m 53s||-00° 22’ 46”||17.30||Monoceros|
|2020 Aug 16||07h 04m 01s||-00° 28’ 09”||17.33||Monoceros|
|2020 Aug 17||07h 05m 09s||-00° 33’ 32”||17.35||Monoceros|
|2020 Aug 18||07h 06m 15s||-00° 38’ 58”||17.38||Monoceros|
|2020 Aug 19||07h 07m 22s||-00° 44’ 27”||17.40||Monoceros|
|2020 Aug 20||07h 08m 25s||-00° 49’ 59”||17.43||Monoceros|
|2020 Aug 21||07h 09m 28s||-00° 55’ 32”||17.45||Monoceros|