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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 Cancer on May, 25 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
08h 51m 24s
+23° 40’ 18”
 = 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

Today's Comet P/2013 CU129 (PANSTARRS) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 66.3°
Max altitude: 62.2°
Azimuth: 293.7°

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 May 18 15.67 08h 46m 21s +26° 43’ 11” Cancer
2018 May 19 15.61 08h 47m 04s +26° 18’ 37” Cancer
2018 May 20 15.55 08h 47m 48s +25° 53’ 31” Cancer
2018 May 21 15.49 08h 48m 33s +25° 27’ 57” Cancer
2018 May 22 15.43 08h 49m 17s +25° 01’ 53” Cancer
2018 May 23 15.36 08h 50m 00s +24° 35’ 14” Cancer
2018 May 24 15.30 08h 50m 43s +24° 08’ 03” Cancer
2018 May 25 15.24 08h 51m 24s +23° 40’ 18” Cancer
2018 May 26 15.17 08h 52m 05s +23° 11’ 57” Cancer
2018 May 27 15.11 08h 52m 45s +22° 42’ 59” Cancer
2018 May 28 15.04 08h 53m 22s +22° 13’ 22” Cancer
2018 May 29 14.98 08h 53m 58s +21° 43’ 05” Cancer
2018 May 30 14.91 08h 54m 32s +21° 12’ 06” Cancer
2018 May 31 14.85 08h 55m 04s +20° 40’ 24” Cancer

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 26 September 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457292.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.72214484
Orbit inclination i 12.15112627°
Perihelion distance q 0.79955583 AU
119,611,850 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.95564294 AU
741,353,634 km
Semi-major axis a 2.87759939 AU
430,482,742 km
Orbital period period 4.8800 years
1,782.9695 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2013-Aug-06 20:39:29
2,456,511.3608 JD
Next perihelion transit 2018-Jun-24 19:55
2,458,294.3303 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 211.93981794846°
Longitude of the ascending node node 46.212126003432°
Mean anomaly M 157.72009594244°
Mean motion n 0.20191035°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2023-Apr-08
Distance of closest approach* 0.12071884 AU
18,059,282 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.