Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett)
Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) is currently in the constellation of Triangulum. The current Right Ascension of Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) is 02h 26m 15s and the Declination is +29° 41’ 43” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]).
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Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) 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/1969 Y1 (Bennett) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) from Earth is currently 10,774,567,718 kilometers, equivalent to 72.023537 Astronomical Units. Light takes 9 hours, 59 minutes and 0.0893 seconds to travel from Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) 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/1969 Y1 (Bennett) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) to Earth
Between January 1900 and January 2100, the closest approach of Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) to Earth happens on Thu Mar 26 1970 at a distance of 0.688753 Astronomical Units, or 103,036,030 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) 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/1969 Y1 (Bennett) rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) 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/1969 Y1 (Bennett) Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.53760600 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||1970-Mar-20 01:04:13
|Argument of perihelion||peri||354.146°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||224.6574°|
Visualization of Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) 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/1969 Y1 (Bennett) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2021 Jan 17||02h 26m 18s||+29° 43’ 41”||N.A.||Triangulum|
|2021 Jan 18||02h 26m 18s||+29° 43’ 26”||N.A.||Triangulum|
|2021 Jan 19||02h 26m 17s||+29° 43’ 09”||N.A.||Triangulum|
|2021 Jan 20||02h 26m 17s||+29° 42’ 52”||N.A.||Triangulum|
|2021 Jan 21||02h 26m 17s||+29° 42’ 37”||N.A.||Triangulum|
|2021 Jan 22||02h 26m 16s||+29° 42’ 20”||N.A.||Triangulum|
|2021 Jan 23||02h 26m 16s||+29° 42’ 06”||N.A.||Triangulum|
|2021 Jan 24||02h 26m 16s||+29° 41’ 49”||N.A.||Triangulum|
|2021 Jan 25||02h 26m 14s||+29° 41’ 35”||N.A.||Triangulum|
|2021 Jan 26||02h 26m 14s||+29° 41’ 21”||N.A.||Triangulum|
|2021 Jan 27||02h 26m 14s||+29° 41’ 05”||N.A.||Triangulum|
|2021 Jan 28||02h 26m 14s||+29° 40’ 51”||N.A.||Triangulum|
|2021 Jan 29||02h 26m 14s||+29° 40’ 37”||N.A.||Triangulum|
|2021 Jan 30||02h 26m 14s||+29° 40’ 23”||N.A.||Triangulum|