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Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff is at Opposition (3.877 AU) in the constellation Lupus on the 21st May 2015 

Ephemeris

Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r    Elong.  Phase   Mag
2015 05 20    15 33 00.8 -32 10 40   3.8749  4.8672   167.4     2.6  24.8
2015 05 21    15 32 15.0 -32 06 48   3.8775  4.8700   167.4     2.6  24.8
2015 05 22    15 31 29.5 -32 02 52   3.8803  4.8727   167.2     2.6  24.8
2015 05 23    15 30 44.1 -31 58 52   3.8835  4.8754   167.0     2.7  24.8
2015 05 24    15 29 59.1 -31 54 48   3.8870  4.8781   166.8     2.7  24.8
2015 05 25    15 29 14.3 -31 50 41   3.8907  4.8808   166.4     2.8  24.8
2015 05 26    15 28 29.9 -31 46 31   3.8948  4.8835   165.9     2.9  24.8
2015 05 27    15 27 45.8 -31 42 17   3.8992  4.8862   165.4     3.0  24.8
2015 05 28    15 27 02.2 -31 38 01   3.9039  4.8889   164.8     3.1  24.8
2015 05 29    15 26 18.9 -31 33 42   3.9088  4.8916   164.1     3.2  24.8
2015 05 30    15 25 36.1 -31 29 20   3.9141  4.8942   163.5     3.4  24.8
2015 05 31    15 24 53.8 -31 24 56   3.9197  4.8969   162.7     3.5  24.8


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Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff is at Opposition (2.280 AU) on the 11th April 2014

Ephemeris

Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   Mag
2014 04 10    12 31 59.7 -30 42 21   2.2751  3.2115   155.1     7.5  20.9
2014 04 11    12 31 08.5 -30 34 33   2.2802  3.2170   155.1     7.5  20.9
2014 04 12    12 30 18.0 -30 26 36   2.2857  3.2225   155.1     7.5  20.9
2014 04 13    12 29 28.4 -30 18 31   2.2914  3.2280   155.0     7.5  20.9
2014 04 14    12 28 39.6 -30 10 18   2.2974  3.2335   154.9     7.6  21.0
2014 04 15    12 27 51.7 -30 01 58   2.3036  3.2390   154.7     7.6  21.0
2014 04 16    12 27 04.7 -29 53 32   2.3101  3.2445   154.5     7.7  21.0
2014 04 17    12 26 18.7 -29 44 59   2.3169  3.2500   154.2     7.7  21.0
2014 04 18    12 25 33.7 -29 36 21   2.3240  3.2554   153.9     7.8  21.0
2014 04 19    12 24 49.7 -29 27 37   2.3313  3.2609   153.5     7.9  21.0
2014 04 20    12 24 06.8 -29 18 49   2.3389  3.2663   153.1     8.0  21.1


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Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff makes its closest approach to the Earth (2.228 AU) on the 22nd March 2014

Ephemeris

Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   Mag
2014 03 21    12 50 27.7 -32 37 35   2.2283  3.0998   145.3    10.5  20.6
2014 03 22    12 49 32.2 -32 34 02   2.2282  3.1054   146.1    10.3  20.6
2014 03 23    12 48 36.4 -32 30 14   2.2283  3.1111   146.9    10.1  20.6
2014 03 24    12 47 40.3 -32 26 10   2.2287  3.1167   147.6     9.9  20.6
2014 03 25    12 46 43.9 -32 21 51   2.2293  3.1223   148.4     9.6  20.7
2014 03 26    12 45 47.4 -32 17 18   2.2302  3.1279   149.1     9.4  20.7
2014 03 27    12 44 50.7 -32 12 29   2.2313  3.1336   149.7     9.2  20.7
2014 03 28    12 43 54.0 -32 07 26   2.2327  3.1392   150.4     9.0  20.7
2014 03 29    12 42 57.3 -32 02 09   2.2343  3.1448   151.0     8.9  20.7
2014 03 30    12 42 00.7 -31 56 38   2.2362  3.1504   151.6     8.7  20.7
2014 03 31    12 41 04.2 -31 50 53   2.2384  3.1560   152.1     8.5  20.7


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Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff was discovered by Jennifer Wiseman in January 1987 on two photographic plates that had been taken on December 28, 1986, by Brian A. Skiff of Lowell Observatory.
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The first meteor photographed on Mars (on March 7, 2004 by the Spirit rover) is now believed to have been part of a meteor shower whose parent body is comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff. Because the radiant is in the constellation Cepheus, this meteor shower could be dubbed the Martian "Cepheids".
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Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff is at perihelion (1.575 AU) on the 13th May, 2013.

Ephemeris

Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   Mag
2013 05 11    04 32 23.3 +23 42 22   2.4877  1.5751    19.8    12.5  16.4
2013 05 12    04 35 38.2 +23 41 25   2.4901  1.5750    19.6    12.4  16.4
2013 05 13    04 38 53.1 +23 40 15   2.4925  1.5749    19.3    12.3  16.4
2013 05 14    04 42 08.0 +23 38 51   2.4949  1.5749    19.1    12.1  16.4
2013 05 15    04 45 22.8 +23 37 13   2.4973  1.5749    18.8    12.0  16.4
2013 05 16    04 48 37.6 +23 35 22   2.4998  1.5750    18.6    11.8  16.4
2013 05 17    04 51 52.2 +23 33 16   2.5023  1.5752    18.4    11.7  16.5
2013 05 18    04 55 06.8 +23 30 56   2.5049  1.5754    18.1    11.5  16.5
2013 05 19    04 58 21.2 +23 28 23   2.5074  1.5757    17.9    11.4  16.5
2013 05 20    05 01 35.5 +23 25 35   2.5100  1.5761    17.7    11.2  16.5


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Comet 114P/Wiseman-Skiff makes its closest approach to the Earth (1.757 AU) on the 27th September, 2012.

Ephemeris

Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase   Mag
2012 09 26 21 50 11.4 +15 45 06 1.7567 2.6224 142.3 13.5 19.0
2012 09 27 21 49 29.1 +15 38 31 1.7566 2.6163 141.5 13.8 19.0
2012 09 28 21 48 48.2 +15 31 48 1.7567 2.6103 140.7 14.1 19.0
2012 09 29 21 48 08.8 +15 25 00 1.7571 2.6042 139.9 14.4 19.0
2012 09 30 21 47 30.8 +15 18 06 1.7576 2.5981 139.0 14.6 18.9


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