Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales)
Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales) is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.
More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.
Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales) Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales) Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales) 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 P/2010 H2 (Vales) Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2017 Dec 05||14.79||14h 39m 41s||-08° 47’ 07”||Libra|
|2017 Dec 06||14.78||14h 41m 03s||-08° 54’ 52”||Libra|
|2017 Dec 07||14.78||14h 42m 26s||-09° 02’ 35”||Libra|
|2017 Dec 08||14.78||14h 43m 49s||-09° 10’ 14”||Libra|
|2017 Dec 09||14.77||14h 45m 11s||-09° 17’ 49”||Libra|
|2017 Dec 10||14.77||14h 46m 32s||-09° 25’ 22”||Libra|
|2017 Dec 11||14.77||14h 47m 54s||-09° 32’ 50”||Libra|
|2017 Dec 12||14.76||14h 49m 17s||-09° 40’ 15”||Libra|
|2017 Dec 13||14.76||14h 50m 38s||-09° 47’ 38”||Libra|
|2017 Dec 14||14.76||14h 51m 59s||-09° 54’ 56”||Libra|
|2017 Dec 15||14.75||14h 53m 21s||-10° 02’ 11”||Libra|
|2017 Dec 16||14.75||14h 54m 41s||-10° 09’ 21”||Libra|
|2017 Dec 17||14.74||14h 56m 02s||-10° 16’ 28”||Libra|
|2017 Dec 18||14.74||14h 57m 23s||-10° 23’ 33”||Libra|
Distance of Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales) from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.
The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of P/2010 H2 (Vales) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales)
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales), 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 P/2010 H2 (Vales) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales) at epoch 06 May 2010 00:00 UTC (JD: 2455323.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||3.10766567 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2010-Mar-09 03:33:37
|Next perihelion transit||2017-Sep-27 19:06
|Argument of perihelion||peri||130.08308024012°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||64.308942752048°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2025-Apr-10|
|Distance of closest approach*||2.10030691 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.