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Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz)

Altitude: 41.6°   Azimuth: 114.5°   Direction: East-South-East

Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) is currently in the constellation of Aries, at a distance of 326,150,831 kilometers from Earth.

Finder chart of C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) in Aries on April,13 2024
Map showing Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) in Aries on April, 13 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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The current Right Ascension of Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) is 03h 03m 34s and the Declination is +19° 00’ 52” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current estimated magnitude of Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) is 14.88 (JPL).

03h 03m 34s
+19° 00’ 52”

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/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 71.1°
Max altitude: 57.6°
Azimuth: 289.3°
  • C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the East-South-East direction at an altitude of 42° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
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Additional Resources

Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) Position and Finder Charts

Finder chart of C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz)
Map showing Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) in Aries on April, 13 2024
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz)
RA: 03h 03m 34s
Dec: +19° 00’ 52”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz)
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) from Earth is currently 326,150,831 kilometers, equivalent to 2.180184 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 minutes and 7.9221 seconds to travel from Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) and arrive to us.

18 minutes and 7.9221 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) 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/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) 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/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest Approach of Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) to Earth

Between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2099, the closest approach of Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) to Earth happens on Wed Jul 3 2024 at a distance of 1.799573 Astronomical Units, or 269,212,245 kilometers:

Wed Jul 3 2024

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

Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz), 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/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) as a function of time

Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) at epoch 06 November 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460255.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 1.00899975
Orbit inclination i 67.17760731°
Perihelion distance q 1.12278691 AU
167,966,531 km
Aphelion distance Q n.a.
Semi-major axis a n.a.
Orbital period period n.a.
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2024-May-29 08:00:38
2,460,459.8338 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 50.550098015328°
Longitude of the ascending node node 66.252123369996°
Mean anomaly M -0.14452535781513°
Mean motion n 0.00070730°/day

Visualization of Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) 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/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz)
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Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet C/2023 V4 (Camarasa-Duszanowicz) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2024 Apr 06 02h 52m 40s +14° 43’ 45” 15.10 Aries
2024 Apr 07 02h 54m 03s +15° 18’ 02” 15.07 Aries
2024 Apr 08 02h 55m 28s +15° 52’ 26” 15.04 Aries
2024 Apr 09 02h 56m 56s +16° 26’ 54” 15.01 Aries
2024 Apr 10 02h 58m 23s +17° 01’ 27” 14.98 Aries
2024 Apr 11 02h 59m 53s +17° 36’ 06” 14.95 Aries
2024 Apr 12 03h 01m 23s +18° 10’ 50” 14.92 Aries
2024 Apr 13 03h 02m 53s +18° 45’ 38” 14.89 Aries
2024 Apr 14 03h 04m 27s +19° 20’ 33” 14.86 Aries
2024 Apr 15 03h 06m 02s +19° 55’ 32” 14.83 Aries
2024 Apr 16 03h 07m 37s +20° 30’ 38” 14.79 Aries
2024 Apr 17 03h 09m 15s +21° 05’ 51” 14.76 Aries
2024 Apr 18 03h 10m 54s +21° 41’ 08” 14.73 Aries
2024 Apr 19 03h 12m 33s +22° 16’ 32” 14.70 Aries