COMETS

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Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) - Overhead View

View from north of the ecliptic plane during 2014 JUL 11 to 2015 JAN 27 - Apparent closest to Mars 2014 OCT 19 at 18:45:08 UT at estimated 132,153 km between centers  

Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) - Equatorial Chart

Plot of Mars’ and the comet’s paths in equatorial coordinates of current date during the weeks surrounding their closest spatidal approach to each other

Comet C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) - Ephemeris

Geocentric ephemeris of the comet in decimal equatorial coordinates for both the current date and J2000.0 at 00:00 UT

Comet C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) - Equatorial Chart

A plot of the comet’s path in the equatorial coordinates of the current date Greatest Brilliance 2014 OCT 21 at Magnitude +8.0

Comet C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) - Overhead View

View of comet, Earth and Sun from north of the ecliptic plane during 2014 JUL 23 to NOV 20 - Closest to Earth 2014 OCT 31 at 0.9526 AU

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Comet C/2013 V5 (Oukaimeden) - Ephemeris

Geocentric ephemeris of the comet in decimal equatorial coordinates for both the current date and J2000.0 at 00:00 UT

Comet C/2013 V5 (Oukaimeden) - Equatorial Chart

Plot of the comet’s path in the equatorial coordinates of current date Greatest Brilliance 2014 SEP 18 at Magnitude +5.0

Comet C/2013 V5 (Oukaimeden) - Overhead View

View of comet, Earth and Sun from north of the ecliptic plane during 2014 AUG 17 to OCT 16 - Closest to Earth 2014 SEP 16 at 0.4803 AU

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Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) - Ephemeris

Geocentric ephemeris of the comet in decimal equatorial coordinates for both the current date and J2000.0 at 00:00 UT from 2014 SEP 17 to OCT 21

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Comet C/2014 E2 (Jacques) - Overhead View

View of comet, Earth and Sun from north of the ecliptic plane during 2014 JUL 19 to SEP 17 - Closest to Earth 2014 AUG 28 at 0.5638 AU

Comet C/2014 E2 (Jacques) - Equatorial Chart

Plot of the comet’s path in equatorial coordinates of current date Greatest Brilliance 2014 JUL 04 at Magnitude +5.7

Comet C/2014 E2 (Jacques) - Ephemeris

Geocentric ephemeris of the comet in decimal equatorial coordinates for both the current date and J2000.0 at 00:00 UT

NOTE:  Decimal coordinates are posted in the ephemerides to ease interpolation, since few observations are likely to be made at precisely 00:00:00 UT.