Comet C/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland)
Comet C/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland) is currently in the constellation of Camelopardalis. The current Right Ascension of Comet C/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland) is 04h 05m 57s and the Declination is +69° 07’ 40” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]).
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Comet C/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland) Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet C/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland) 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/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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Comet C/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland) Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet C/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland) from Earth is currently 13,448,621,223 kilometers, equivalent to 89.898480 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 hours, 27 minutes and 39.7717 seconds to travel from Comet C/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland) 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/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet C/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland) to Earth
Between January 1900 and January 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland) to Earth happens on Sat Apr 20 1957 at a distance of 0.56958619 Astronomical Units, or 85,208,882 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet C/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland) 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.
Comet C/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland) rise and set times
Comet C/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland) is circumpolar and transits at 07:04 UTC (altitude: 72.4°)
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet C/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland) 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 C/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland) Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.31604399 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||1957-Apr-08 00:46:38
|Argument of perihelion||peri||308.77456887621°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||215.85541621938°|
Visualization of Comet C/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland) 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/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet C/1956 R1 (Arend-Roland) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Jul 30||04h 05m 38s||+69° 04’ 13”||N.A.||Camelopardalis|
|2020 Jul 31||04h 05m 40s||+69° 04’ 41”||N.A.||Camelopardalis|
|2020 Aug 01||04h 05m 44s||+69° 05’ 08”||N.A.||Camelopardalis|
|2020 Aug 02||04h 05m 47s||+69° 05’ 36”||N.A.||Camelopardalis|
|2020 Aug 03||04h 05m 49s||+69° 06’ 05”||N.A.||Camelopardalis|
|2020 Aug 04||04h 05m 52s||+69° 06’ 33”||N.A.||Camelopardalis|
|2020 Aug 05||04h 05m 54s||+69° 07’ 01”||N.A.||Camelopardalis|
|2020 Aug 06||04h 05m 57s||+69° 07’ 31”||N.A.||Camelopardalis|
|2020 Aug 07||04h 05m 58s||+69° 07’ 59”||N.A.||Camelopardalis|
|2020 Aug 08||04h 06m 02s||+69° 08’ 29”||N.A.||Camelopardalis|
|2020 Aug 09||04h 06m 03s||+69° 08’ 57”||N.A.||Camelopardalis|
|2020 Aug 10||04h 06m 06s||+69° 09’ 26”||N.A.||Camelopardalis|
|2020 Aug 11||04h 06m 06s||+69° 09’ 56”||N.A.||Camelopardalis|
|2020 Aug 12||04h 06m 09s||+69° 10’ 24”||N.A.||Camelopardalis|