Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales)
Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales) Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales) is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
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Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales) Distance
The distance of Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales) from Earth is currently 579,640,642 kilometers, equivalent to 3.874658 Astronomical Units. Light takes 32 minutes and 13.4731 seconds to travel from Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales) 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 P/2010 H2 (Vales) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales) to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales) to Earth happens on Thu Apr 10 2025 at a distance of 2.10030691 Astronomical Units, or 314,201,443 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales) 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 behvior 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 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) rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales) touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales) Orbital Elements
|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°|
Visualization of Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales) Orbit
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) 15 Days 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.
|2019 Oct 09||20h 14m 53s||-34° 41’ 18”||15.90||Sagittarius|
|2019 Oct 10||20h 15m 11s||-34° 37’ 40”||15.91||Sagittarius|
|2019 Oct 11||20h 15m 29s||-34° 33’ 59”||15.92||Sagittarius|
|2019 Oct 12||20h 15m 47s||-34° 30’ 15”||15.93||Sagittarius|
|2019 Oct 13||20h 16m 08s||-34° 26’ 30”||15.94||Sagittarius|
|2019 Oct 14||20h 16m 29s||-34° 22’ 41”||15.95||Sagittarius|
|2019 Oct 15||20h 16m 51s||-34° 18’ 50”||15.96||Sagittarius|
|2019 Oct 16||20h 17m 15s||-34° 14’ 57”||15.97||Sagittarius|
|2019 Oct 17||20h 17m 39s||-34° 11’ 00”||15.98||Sagittarius|
|2019 Oct 18||20h 18m 03s||-34° 07’ 02”||15.99||Sagittarius|
|2019 Oct 19||20h 18m 29s||-34° 03’ 02”||16.00||Sagittarius|
|2019 Oct 20||20h 18m 56s||-33° 58’ 59”||16.01||Sagittarius|
|2019 Oct 21||20h 19m 24s||-33° 54’ 56”||16.02||Sagittarius|
|2019 Oct 22||20h 19m 54s||-33° 50’ 48”||16.03||Sagittarius|