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Comet P/2013 CU129 (PANSTARRS)

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Comet P/2013 CU129 (PANSTARRS) Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet P/2013 CU129 (PANSTARRS) is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

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Comet P/2013 CU129 (PANSTARRS) in Lynx on March, 18 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
09h 13m 38s
+40° 30’ 03”
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Comet P/2013 CU129 (PANSTARRS) Rise and Set Times

Comet P/2013 CU129 (PANSTARRS) is circumpolar from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] and transits at 21:28 UTC (altitude: 79.0°)

Comet P/2013 CU129 (PANSTARRS) Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet P/2013 CU129 (PANSTARRS) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet P/2013 CU129 (PANSTARRS) 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 P/2013 CU129 (PANSTARRS)
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Comet P/2013 CU129 (PANSTARRS) Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet P/2013 CU129 (PANSTARRS) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet P/2013 CU129 (PANSTARRS) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 Mar 11 18.30 09h 29m 13s +40° 18’ 39” Lynx
2018 Mar 12 18.27 09h 26m 56s +40° 22’ 13” Lynx
2018 Mar 13 18.23 09h 24m 38s +40° 25’ 08” Lynx
2018 Mar 14 18.20 09h 22m 23s +40° 27’ 24” Lynx
2018 Mar 15 18.16 09h 20m 08s +40° 29’ 02” Lynx
2018 Mar 16 18.13 09h 17m 57s +40° 30’ 01” Lynx
2018 Mar 17 18.09 09h 15m 47s +40° 30’ 20” Lynx
2018 Mar 18 18.05 09h 13m 38s +40° 30’ 03” Lynx
2018 Mar 19 18.02 09h 11m 33s +40° 29’ 08” Lynx
2018 Mar 20 17.98 09h 09m 29s +40° 27’ 36” Lynx
2018 Mar 21 17.95 09h 07m 29s +40° 25’ 27” Lynx
2018 Mar 22 17.91 09h 05m 32s +40° 22’ 41” Lynx
2018 Mar 23 17.88 09h 03m 38s +40° 19’ 22” Lynx
2018 Mar 24 17.84 09h 01m 46s +40° 15’ 28” Lynx

Distance of Comet P/2013 CU129 (PANSTARRS) from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Comet P/2013 CU129 (PANSTARRS) 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/2013 CU129 (PANSTARRS) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Comet P/2013 CU129 (PANSTARRS) from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Comet P/2013 CU129 (PANSTARRS)

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet P/2013 CU129 (PANSTARRS), 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 P/2013 CU129 (PANSTARRS) between January 2013 and December 2075

Comet P/2013 CU129 (PANSTARRS) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet P/2013 CU129 (PANSTARRS) at epoch 01 November 2013 00:00 UTC (JD: 2456598.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.72208635
Orbit inclination i 12.14764993°
Perihelion distance q 0.80014667 AU
119,700,238 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.95809275 AU
741,720,119 km
Semi-major axis a 2.87911971 AU
430,710,178 km
Orbital period period 4.8900 years
1,784.3827 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2013-Aug-06 22:20:31
2,456,511.4309 JD
Next perihelion transit 2018-Jun-26 07:31
2,458,295.8136 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 211.97256945949°
Longitude of the ascending node node 46.20863417138°
Mean anomaly M 17.566226232303°
Mean motion n 0.20175044°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2023-Apr-08
Distance of closest approach* 0.12072113 AU
18,059,624 km

* 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.