Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2)
Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension of Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) is 16h 42m 51s and the Declination is -15° 52’ 56” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) is 16.46 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:
- 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-East direction at an altitude of 12° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) rise and set times.
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Additional information about Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) available on TheSkyLive:
Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) 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 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) from Earth is currently 416,108,358 kilometers, equivalent to 2.781513 Astronomical Units. Light takes 23 minutes and 7.9881 seconds to travel from Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) 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 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) to Earth happens on Mon Jun 9 2081 at a distance of 1.370456 Astronomical Units, or 205,017,370 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) 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.
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2), 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 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) 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 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||2.40887635 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2008-Mar-21 00:46:11
|Next perihelion transit||2014-Sep-21 08:46
|Argument of perihelion||peri||131.82172057503°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||98.285442862553°|
Visualization of Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) 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 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2021 Jan 18||16h 29m 04s||-15° 19’ 23”||16.51||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 19||16h 31m 00s||-15° 24’ 19”||16.50||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 20||16h 32m 54s||-15° 29’ 08”||16.50||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 21||16h 34m 50s||-15° 33’ 52”||16.49||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 22||16h 36m 43s||-15° 38’ 31”||16.48||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 23||16h 38m 38s||-15° 43’ 05”||16.47||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 24||16h 40m 32s||-15° 47’ 33”||16.47||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 25||16h 42m 25s||-15° 51’ 56”||16.46||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 26||16h 44m 18s||-15° 56’ 12”||16.45||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 27||16h 46m 13s||-16° 00’ 24”||16.45||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 28||16h 48m 05s||-16° 04’ 28”||16.44||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 29||16h 49m 58s||-16° 08’ 30”||16.43||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 30||16h 51m 50s||-16° 12’ 24”||16.42||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 31||16h 53m 41s||-16° 16’ 14”||16.42||Ophiucus|