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Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2)

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Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) Position

Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) is currently in the constellation of . The current Right Ascension is 09h 56m 16s and the Declination is +22° 33’ 28”.

09h 56m 16s
+22° 33’ 28”

Simplified sky chart showing where Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) in on January, 23 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) is right now (view fullscreen)

297P/Beshore (2008 J2)
RA: 09h 56m 16s
Dec: +22° 33’ 28”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2)
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Also check out Where is Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) Distance

The distance of Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) from Earth is currently 0 kilometers, equivalent to 0.000000 Astronomical Units. Light takes 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.

Distance of Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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 Tue Jan 1 2013 at a distance of 0.00000000 Astronomical Units, or 0 kilometers:

Tue Jan 1 2013

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

Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) brightness

The current visual magnitude of Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) is -100.00.


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.

Predicted magnitude of Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) between January 2013 and December 2100

Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 67.4°
Max altitude: 61.0°
Azimuth: 292.5°
Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) at epoch 25 February 2009 00:00 UTC (JD: 2454888.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.30859839
Orbit inclination i 10.26348818°
Perihelion distance q 2.40887635 AU
360,362,774 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.55921957 AU
682,049,541 km
Semi-major axis a 3.48404796 AU
521,206,157 km
Orbital period period 6.5000 years
2,375.3336 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2008-Mar-21 00:46:11
2,454,546.5321 JD
Next perihelion transit 2014-Sep-21 08:46
2,456,921.8657 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 131.82172057503°
Longitude of the ascending node node 98.285442862553°
Mean anomaly M 51.827858200622°
Mean motion n 0.15155766°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2)
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jan 16 10h 00m 10s +21° 43’ 05” N.A.
2020 Jan 17 09h 59m 43s +21° 49’ 36” N.A.
2020 Jan 18 09h 59m 13s +21° 56’ 11” N.A.
2020 Jan 19 09h 58m 45s +22° 02’ 49” N.A.
2020 Jan 20 09h 58m 14s +22° 09’ 33” N.A.
2020 Jan 21 09h 57m 42s +22° 16’ 18” N.A.
2020 Jan 22 09h 57m 09s +22° 23’ 08” N.A.
2020 Jan 23 09h 56m 34s +22° 29’ 58” N.A.
2020 Jan 24 09h 55m 59s +22° 36’ 52” N.A.
2020 Jan 25 09h 55m 22s +22° 43’ 48” N.A.
2020 Jan 26 09h 54m 44s +22° 50’ 44” N.A.
2020 Jan 27 09h 54m 06s +22° 57’ 42” N.A.
2020 Jan 28 09h 53m 26s +23° 04’ 41” N.A.
2020 Jan 29 09h 52m 45s +23° 11’ 39” N.A.