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Comet 31P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 2 is at Opposition (4.023 AU) in the constellation Aquarius on the 20th August 2015

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Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r    Elong.  Phase   Mag
2015 08 19    22 00 21.5 -15 27 04   4.0234  5.0342   176.7     0.7
2015 08 20    21 59 48.4 -15 30 25   4.0230  5.0338   176.9     0.6
2015 08 21    21 59 15.3 -15 33 45   4.0229  5.0334   176.8     0.6
2015 08 22    21 58 42.2 -15 37 04   4.0231  5.0330   176.3     0.7
2015 08 23    21 58 09.0 -15 40 22   4.0236  5.0326   175.6     0.9
2015 08 24    21 57 36.0 -15 43 38   4.0244  5.0322   174.7     1.1
2015 08 25    21 57 02.9 -15 46 53   4.0255  5.0318   173.8     1.2
2015 08 26    21 56 30.0 -15 50 06   4.0269  5.0313   172.8     1.4
2015 08 27    21 55 57.1 -15 53 17   4.0287  5.0309   171.8     1.6
2015 08 28    21 55 24.4 -15 56 27   4.0307  5.0305   170.8     1.8
2015 08 29    21 54 51.8 -15 59 34   4.0330  5.0301   169.7     2.1
2015 08 30    21 54 19.4 -16 02 39   4.0356  5.0296   168.7     2.3
2015 08 31    21 53 47.2 -16 05 42   4.0385  5.0292   167.6     2.5


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Comet 31P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 2 is at Opposition (4.005 AU) on the 19th July 2014

Ephemeris

Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   Mag
2014 07 18    19 51 19.0 -21 07 56   4.0049  5.0211   179.3     0.1
2014 07 19    19 50 43.1 -21 09 59   4.0054  5.0216   179.6     0.1
2014 07 20    19 50 07.3 -21 12 02   4.0061  5.0220   178.5     0.3
2014 07 21    19 49 31.4 -21 14 04   4.0072  5.0225   177.4     0.5
2014 07 22    19 48 55.6 -21 16 06   4.0086  5.0230   176.3     0.7
2014 07 23    19 48 19.8 -21 18 06   4.0103  5.0234   175.2     1.0
2014 07 24    19 47 44.2 -21 20 06   4.0123  5.0239   174.1     1.2
2014 07 25    19 47 08.7 -21 22 05   4.0146  5.0243   173.0     1.4
2014 07 26    19 46 33.3 -21 24 03   4.0172  5.0248   171.9     1.6
2014 07 27    19 45 58.1 -21 26 00   4.0201  5.0253   170.8     1.8
2014 07 28    19 45 23.2 -21 27 56   4.0232  5.0257   169.7     2.1
2014 07 29    19 44 48.4 -21 29 51   4.0267  5.0262   168.6     2.3
2014 07 30    19 44 13.9 -21 31 44   4.0305  5.0266   167.5     2.5
2014 07 31    19 43 39.7 -21 33 36   4.0345  5.0270   166.4     2.7


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Comet 31P/Schwassmann-Wachmann is at Opposition (3.652 AU) on the 13th June, 2013.

Ephemeris 

Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   Mag
2013 06 13    17 26 37.5 -20 07 34   3.6525  4.6669   176.9     0.7
2013 06 14    17 25 59.4 -20 07 32   3.6537  4.6681   176.8     0.7
2013 06 15    17 25 21.3 -20 07 30   3.6553  4.6694   176.3     0.8
2013 06 16    17 24 43.2 -20 07 28   3.6571  4.6707   175.6     1.0
2013 06 17    17 24 05.3 -20 07 27   3.6593  4.6719   174.8     1.1
2013 06 18    17 23 27.5 -20 07 26   3.6618  4.6732   173.9     1.3
2013 06 19    17 22 49.9 -20 07 26   3.6645  4.6744   172.9     1.5
2013 06 20    17 22 12.4 -20 07 26   3.6675  4.6757   171.9     1.8
2013 06 21    17 21 35.2 -20 07 27   3.6709  4.6769   170.9     2.0
2013 06 22    17 20 58.2 -20 07 28   3.6745  4.6782   169.8     2.2
2013 06 23    17 20 21.5 -20 07 30   3.6784  4.6795   168.8     2.4
2013 06 24    17 19 45.1 -20 07 32   3.6826  4.6807   167.7     2.6
2013 06 25    17 19 08.9 -20 07 35   3.6871  4.6819   166.6     2.9
2013 06 26    17 18 33.2 -20 07 38   3.6919  4.6832   165.6     3.1
2013 06 27    17 17 57.7 -20 07 42   3.6970  4.6844   164.5     3.3
2013 06 28    17 17 22.7 -20 07 47   3.7023  4.6857   163.4     3.5
2013 06 29    17 16 48.0 -20 07 52   3.7079  4.6869   162.4     3.8
2013 06 30    17 16 13.8 -20 07 58   3.7138  4.6882   161.3     4.0


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Comet 31P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 2 makes its closest approach to the Earth (3.038 AU) on the 24th April, 2012.



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Comet 31P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 2 made its closest approach to the Earth (2.489 AU) on the 24th February, 2011.

31P/Schwassmann-Wachmann, also known as Schwassmann-Wachmann 2, is a periodic comet in our solar system. It was discovered on January 17, 1929, at an apparent magnitude of 11.
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Ephemeris
Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   Mag
2011 02 24 10 43 48.5 +12 42 14 2.4895 3.4762 174.9 1.5 17.8
2011 02 25 10 43 11.1 +12 46 52 2.4895 3.4769 175.4 1.3 17.8
2011 02 26 10 42 33.6 +12 51 29 2.4897 3.4776 175.6 1.2 17.8
2011 02 27 10 41 56.0 +12 56 04 2.4902 3.4783 175.6 1.3 17.8
2011 02 28 10 41 18.4 +13 00 36 2.4910 3.4790 175.2 1.4 17.8


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