Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS)
Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) is 23h 55m 40s and the Declination is +08° 08’ 48” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) is 19.67 (JPL) while the latest observed magnitude is n/a (COBS).
The observed values of Magnitude, Coma Diameter and Tail Length are derived from the most recent observation recorded at the Comet Observers Database. The value of Predicted Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and, in the case of comets, might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of these objects. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Predicted 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.
Today's rise, transit and set times of Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
- P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- Right now it is placed in the South-South-West direction at an altitude of 45° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) is .
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Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
RA: 23h 55m 40s
Dec: +08° 08’ 48”
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
Also check out Where is Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) from Earth is currently 469,223,610 kilometers, equivalent to 3.136566 Astronomical Units. Light takes 26 minutes and 5.1615 seconds to travel from Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) 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/2017 S5 (ATLAS) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) to Earth
Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) to Earth happens on Fri Sep 15 2045 at a distance of 1.194405 Astronomical Units, or 178,680,418 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) Brightness and Light Curve
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS), 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 S5 (ATLAS) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) at epoch 22 November 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458080.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.17822414 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Jul-28 00:34:23
|Next perihelion transit||2023-Mar-21 08:40
|Argument of perihelion||peri||99.944336594401°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||252.39100053319°|
Visualization of Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) 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!
View Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) in the 3D Solar System Simulator
Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) 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 S5 (ATLAS) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 Mar 26||23h 40m 10s||+06° 32’ 08”||19.67||Pisces|
|2023 Mar 27||23h 42m 14s||+06° 45’ 02”||19.67||Pisces|
|2023 Mar 28||23h 44m 17s||+06° 57’ 56”||19.67||Pisces|
|2023 Mar 29||23h 46m 22s||+07° 10’ 49”||19.67||Pisces|
|2023 Mar 30||23h 48m 25s||+07° 23’ 41”||19.67||Pisces|
|2023 Mar 31||23h 50m 29s||+07° 36’ 33”||19.67||Pisces|
|2023 Apr 01||23h 52m 32s||+07° 49’ 24”||19.67||Pisces|
|2023 Apr 02||23h 54m 37s||+08° 02’ 16”||19.67||Pisces|
|2023 Apr 03||23h 56m 40s||+08° 15’ 06”||19.67||Pisces|
|2023 Apr 04||23h 58m 44s||+08° 27’ 56”||19.67||Pisces|
|2023 Apr 05||00h 00m 47s||+08° 40’ 44”||19.67||Pisces|
|2023 Apr 06||00h 02m 51s||+08° 53’ 30”||19.67||Pisces|
|2023 Apr 07||00h 04m 54s||+09° 06’ 18”||19.67||Pisces|
|2023 Apr 08||00h 06m 59s||+09° 19’ 03”||19.67||Pisces|