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 31m 36s and the Declination is +29° 44’ 07” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current estimated magnitude of Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) is 36.44 (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.
Today's rise, transit and set times of Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) from Greenwich, United Kingdom (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
- C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Right now it is placed in the West-North-West direction at an altitude of 25° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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.
RA: 02h 31m 36s
Dec: +29° 44’ 07”
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
Also check out Where is Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) from Earth is currently 11,262,792,642 kilometers, equivalent to 75.287119 Astronomical Units. Light takes 10 hours, 26 minutes and 8.6324 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 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) to Earth happens on Tue Jan 1 2013 at a distance of 64.293743 Astronomical Units, or 9,618,207,097 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) Brightness and Light Curve
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett), 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/1969 Y1 (Bennett) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) at epoch 11 April 1970 00:00 UTC (JD: 2440688.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.53762015 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||1970-Mar-20 01:05:24
|Next perihelion transit||3717-Jan-09 11:40
|Argument of perihelion||peri||354.14908861746°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||224.65768316335°|
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!
View Comet C/1969 Y1 (Bennett) in the 3D Solar System Simulator
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.
|2023 May 25||02h 31m 13s||+29° 41’ 56”||36.44||Triangulum|
|2023 May 26||02h 31m 15s||+29° 42’ 12”||36.44||Triangulum|
|2023 May 27||02h 31m 18s||+29° 42’ 29”||36.44||Triangulum|
|2023 May 28||02h 31m 23s||+29° 42’ 47”||36.44||Triangulum|
|2023 May 29||02h 31m 26s||+29° 43’ 04”||36.44||Triangulum|
|2023 May 30||02h 31m 28s||+29° 43’ 22”||36.44||Triangulum|
|2023 May 31||02h 31m 32s||+29° 43’ 38”||36.44||Triangulum|
|2023 Jun 01||02h 31m 35s||+29° 43’ 57”||36.44||Triangulum|
|2023 Jun 02||02h 31m 37s||+29° 44’ 13”||36.44||Triangulum|
|2023 Jun 03||02h 31m 40s||+29° 44’ 31”||36.44||Triangulum|
|2023 Jun 04||02h 31m 42s||+29° 44’ 48”||36.44||Triangulum|
|2023 Jun 05||02h 31m 45s||+29° 45’ 06”||36.44||Triangulum|
|2023 Jun 06||02h 31m 49s||+29° 45’ 24”||36.44||Triangulum|
|2023 Jun 07||02h 31m 51s||+29° 45’ 42”||36.44||Triangulum|