Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS)
Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) 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 S5 (ATLAS) Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) Orbit Diagram
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!
Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) 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.
|2018 Apr 12||21.18||03h 41m 17s||+19° 58’ 22”||Taurus|
|2018 Apr 13||21.20||03h 43m 02s||+20° 01’ 45”||Taurus|
|2018 Apr 14||21.21||03h 44m 48s||+20° 05’ 04”||Taurus|
|2018 Apr 15||21.22||03h 46m 32s||+20° 08’ 21”||Taurus|
|2018 Apr 16||21.24||03h 48m 18s||+20° 11’ 35”||Taurus|
|2018 Apr 17||21.25||03h 50m 03s||+20° 14’ 47”||Taurus|
|2018 Apr 18||21.27||03h 51m 48s||+20° 17’ 54”||Taurus|
|2018 Apr 19||21.28||03h 53m 35s||+20° 20’ 58”||Taurus|
|2018 Apr 20||21.29||03h 55m 19s||+20° 24’ 01”||Taurus|
|2018 Apr 21||21.31||03h 57m 06s||+20° 26’ 58”||Taurus|
|2018 Apr 22||21.32||03h 58m 50s||+20° 29’ 53”||Taurus|
|2018 Apr 23||21.33||04h 00m 37s||+20° 32’ 44”||Taurus|
|2018 Apr 24||21.34||04h 02m 22s||+20° 35’ 34”||Taurus|
|2018 Apr 25||21.36||04h 04m 09s||+20° 38’ 17”||Taurus|
Distance of Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) 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 S5 (ATLAS) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS)
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 23 October 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458050.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.17812754 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Jul-27 22:55:24
|Next perihelion transit||2023-Mar-21 10:42
|Argument of perihelion||peri||99.917556360999°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||252.39258109111°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2045-Sep-15|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.19408414 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.