Comet C/2022 JK5 (PANSTARRS)
Comet C/2022 JK5 (PANSTARRS) is currently in the constellation of Sculptor. The current Right Ascension of Comet C/2022 JK5 (PANSTARRS) is 23h 39m 02s and the Declination is -26° 59’ 40” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current estimated magnitude of Comet C/2022 JK5 (PANSTARRS) is 17.08 (JPL) while the latest observed magnitude is 14.0 (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.
- C/2022 JK5 (PANSTARRS) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Given its current magnitude, C/2022 JK5 (PANSTARRS) is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
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Comet C/2022 JK5 (PANSTARRS) Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet C/2022 JK5 (PANSTARRS) 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 JK5 (PANSTARRS) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
Also check out Where is Comet C/2022 JK5 (PANSTARRS)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet C/2022 JK5 (PANSTARRS) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Comet C/2022 JK5 (PANSTARRS) Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet C/2022 JK5 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is currently 326,960,839 kilometers, equivalent to 2.185598 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 minutes and 10.6240 seconds to travel from Comet C/2022 JK5 (PANSTARRS) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2022 JK5 (PANSTARRS) 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 JK5 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Comet C/2022 JK5 (PANSTARRS) to Earth
Between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2099, the closest approach of Comet C/2022 JK5 (PANSTARRS) to Earth happens on Mon Aug 21 2023 at a distance of 2.013371 Astronomical Units, or 301,195,966 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet C/2022 JK5 (PANSTARRS) Brightness and Light Curve
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2022 JK5 (PANSTARRS), 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 JK5 (PANSTARRS) Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||2.68693728 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2023-Apr-28 19:38:54
|Next perihelion transit||2306-Oct-30 02:23
|Argument of perihelion||peri||247.15953191489°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||59.652365879577°|
Visualization of Comet C/2022 JK5 (PANSTARRS) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2022 JK5 (PANSTARRS) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2022 JK5 (PANSTARRS) 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 JK5 (PANSTARRS) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2022 JK5 (PANSTARRS) 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 JK5 (PANSTARRS) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 Sep 21||23h 42m 56s||-27° 19’ 54”||16.92||Sculptor|
|2023 Sep 22||23h 42m 23s||-27° 17’ 49”||16.94||Sculptor|
|2023 Sep 23||23h 41m 51s||-27° 15’ 33”||16.96||Sculptor|
|2023 Sep 24||23h 41m 18s||-27° 13’ 05”||16.98||Sculptor|
|2023 Sep 25||23h 40m 47s||-27° 10’ 27”||17.00||Sculptor|
|2023 Sep 26||23h 40m 17s||-27° 07’ 35”||17.03||Sculptor|
|2023 Sep 27||23h 39m 46s||-27° 04’ 32”||17.05||Sculptor|
|2023 Sep 28||23h 39m 16s||-27° 01’ 18”||17.07||Sculptor|
|2023 Sep 29||23h 38m 47s||-26° 57’ 51”||17.09||Sculptor|
|2023 Sep 30||23h 38m 18s||-26° 54’ 14”||17.12||Sculptor|
|2023 Oct 01||23h 37m 50s||-26° 50’ 25”||17.14||Sculptor|
|2023 Oct 02||23h 37m 23s||-26° 46’ 26”||17.16||Sculptor|
|2023 Oct 03||23h 36m 56s||-26° 42’ 15”||17.18||Sculptor|
|2023 Oct 04||23h 36m 30s||-26° 37’ 53”||17.21||Sculptor|