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Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky)

Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) is currently in the constellation of Grus.

The current Right Ascension of Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) is 21h 51m 52s and the Declination is -48° 26’ 57” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current estimated magnitude of Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) is 30.47 (JPL).

21h 51m 52s
-48° 26’ 57”

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/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Today Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) is not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

  • C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Available Resources

Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) 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.

Finder chart of C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) in Grus on June,04 2023
Map showing Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) in Grus on June, 04 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky)
Map showing Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) in Grus on June, 04 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky)
RA: 21h 51m 52s
Dec: -48° 26’ 57”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky)
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) from Earth is currently 794,640,884 kilometers, equivalent to 5.311846 Astronomical Units. Light takes 44 minutes and 10.6367 seconds to travel from Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) and arrive to us.

44 minutes and 10.6367 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) 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.

Chart of the distance of Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest Approach of Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) to Earth

Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) to Earth happens on Sun Jan 9 2022 at a distance of 0.319109 Astronomical Units, or 47,737,984 kilometers:

Sun Jan 9 2022

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky), 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.

Chart of the magnitude of Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) as a function of time

Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) at epoch 06 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459586.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.99695566
Orbit inclination i 116.50984707°
Perihelion distance q 1.25271661 AU
187,403,738 km
Aphelion distance Q 821.72837156 AU
122,928,814,925 km
Semi-major axis a 411.49054408 AU
61,558,109,332 km
Orbital period period 8,347.3379 years
3,048,865.1522 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Jan-31 04:19:28
2,459,610.6802 JD
Next perihelion transit 10369-Aug-05 07:58
5,508,475.8324 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 201.21477473113°
Longitude of the ascending node node 285.52213798646°
Mean anomaly M 359.99714488176°
Mean motion n 0.00011808°/day

Visualization of Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) 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!

Orbit Diagram of Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky)
View Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet C/2022 A1 (Sarneczky) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 May 28 21h 55m 57s -47° 48’ 28” 30.44 Grus
2023 May 29 21h 55m 24s -47° 53’ 52” 30.45 Grus
2023 May 30 21h 54m 52s -47° 59’ 17” 30.45 Grus
2023 May 31 21h 54m 20s -48° 04’ 44” 30.45 Grus
2023 Jun 01 21h 53m 44s -48° 10’ 13” 30.46 Grus
2023 Jun 02 21h 53m 08s -48° 15’ 42” 30.46 Grus
2023 Jun 03 21h 52m 32s -48° 21’ 14” 30.47 Grus
2023 Jun 04 21h 51m 53s -48° 26’ 45” 30.47 Grus
2023 Jun 05 21h 51m 14s -48° 32’ 18” 30.48 Grus
2023 Jun 06 21h 50m 34s -48° 37’ 51” 30.48 Grus
2023 Jun 07 21h 49m 51s -48° 43’ 26” 30.49 Grus
2023 Jun 08 21h 49m 09s -48° 48’ 59” 30.49 Grus
2023 Jun 09 21h 48m 24s -48° 54’ 33” 30.50 Grus
2023 Jun 10 21h 47m 39s -49° 00’ 06” 30.50 Grus