Comet C/2022 A3 (Lemmon-ATLAS)
The current Right Ascension of Comet C/2022 A3 (Lemmon-ATLAS) is 09h 22m 59s and the Declination is -61° 26’ 36” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current estimated magnitude of Comet C/2022 A3 (Lemmon-ATLAS) is 16.50 (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.
- C/2022 A3 (Lemmon-ATLAS) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Given its current magnitude, C/2022 A3 (Lemmon-ATLAS) is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Comet C/2022 A3 (Lemmon-ATLAS) Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet C/2022 A3 (Lemmon-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.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet C/2022 A3 (Lemmon-ATLAS) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
Also check out Where is Comet C/2022 A3 (Lemmon-ATLAS)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet C/2022 A3 (Lemmon-ATLAS) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Comet C/2022 A3 (Lemmon-ATLAS) Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet C/2022 A3 (Lemmon-ATLAS) from Earth is currently 565,579,145 kilometers, equivalent to 3.780663 Astronomical Units. Light takes 31 minutes and 26.5690 seconds to travel from Comet C/2022 A3 (Lemmon-ATLAS) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2022 A3 (Lemmon-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/2022 A3 (Lemmon-ATLAS) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Comet C/2022 A3 (Lemmon-ATLAS) to Earth
Between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2099, the closest approach of Comet C/2022 A3 (Lemmon-ATLAS) to Earth happens on Fri Feb 24 2023 at a distance of 3.242344 Astronomical Units, or 485,047,757 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet C/2022 A3 (Lemmon-ATLAS) Brightness and Light Curve
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2022 A3 (Lemmon-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/2022 A3 (Lemmon-ATLAS) Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||3.70335883 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2023-Sep-28 20:11:11
|Next perihelion transit||31161-Mar-12 14:09
|Argument of perihelion||peri||234.84874838255°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||325.48381377306°|
Visualization of Comet C/2022 A3 (Lemmon-ATLAS) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2022 A3 (Lemmon-ATLAS) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2022 A3 (Lemmon-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/2022 A3 (Lemmon-ATLAS) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2022 A3 (Lemmon-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/2022 A3 (Lemmon-ATLAS) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 Dec 02||09h 31m 58s||-58° 18’ 02”||16.50||Carina|
|2023 Dec 03||09h 31m 00s||-58° 42’ 38”||16.50||Carina|
|2023 Dec 04||09h 30m 00s||-59° 07’ 09”||16.50||Carina|
|2023 Dec 05||09h 28m 55s||-59° 31’ 35”||16.50||Carina|
|2023 Dec 06||09h 27m 48s||-59° 55’ 54”||16.50||Carina|
|2023 Dec 07||09h 26m 38s||-60° 20’ 08”||16.50||Carina|
|2023 Dec 08||09h 25m 23s||-60° 44’ 13”||16.50||Carina|
|2023 Dec 09||09h 24m 03s||-61° 08’ 12”||16.50||Carina|
|2023 Dec 10||09h 22m 40s||-61° 32’ 00”||16.50||Carina|
|2023 Dec 11||09h 21m 12s||-61° 55’ 40”||16.50||Carina|
|2023 Dec 12||09h 19m 41s||-62° 19’ 09”||16.50||Carina|
|2023 Dec 13||09h 18m 05s||-62° 42’ 27”||16.50||Carina|
|2023 Dec 14||09h 16m 23s||-63° 05’ 34”||16.50||Carina|
|2023 Dec 15||09h 14m 39s||-63° 28’ 27”||16.50||Carina|