Comet P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS)
Comet P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS) 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/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS) Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS) Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet P/2017 P1 (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!
Comet P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS) Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet P/2017 P1 (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/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2018 Jan 17||21.48||21h 41m 48s||-07° 07’ 15”||Aquarius|
|2018 Jan 18||21.48||21h 42m 38s||-07° 03’ 38”||Aquarius|
|2018 Jan 19||21.49||21h 43m 28s||-06° 59’ 58”||Aquarius|
|2018 Jan 20||21.49||21h 44m 18s||-06° 56’ 16”||Aquarius|
|2018 Jan 21||21.49||21h 45m 10s||-06° 52’ 32”||Aquarius|
|2018 Jan 22||21.49||21h 46m 00s||-06° 48’ 44”||Aquarius|
|2018 Jan 23||21.49||21h 46m 50s||-06° 44’ 56”||Aquarius|
|2018 Jan 24||21.49||21h 47m 42s||-06° 41’ 04”||Aquarius|
|2018 Jan 25||21.50||21h 48m 33s||-06° 37’ 10”||Aquarius|
|2018 Jan 26||21.50||21h 49m 23s||-06° 33’ 15”||Aquarius|
|2018 Jan 27||21.50||21h 50m 14s||-06° 29’ 18”||Aquarius|
|2018 Jan 28||21.50||21h 51m 06s||-06° 25’ 18”||Aquarius|
|2018 Jan 29||21.50||21h 51m 56s||-06° 21’ 18”||Aquarius|
|2018 Jan 30||21.50||21h 52m 47s||-06° 17’ 13”||Aquarius|
Distance of Comet P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet P/2017 P1 (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/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS)
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet P/2017 P1 (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.
Comet P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS) at epoch 10 August 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457976.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||5.43665291 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-Jun-18 15:24:03
|Argument of perihelion||peri||122.30183906493°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||221.38153001661°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2040-Sep-07|
|Distance of closest approach*||4.44364841 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.