The comet 2P/Encke

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From Washington (click to change), 2P/Encke is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 8° above the horizon at dawn.

Name 2P/Encke
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Aquarius
Brightness (V):Mag 12.9
Right Ascension:22h47m
Declination:-17°24'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:2.21 AU
Eccentricity:0.848334
Inclination:11.78°
Longitude ascending node:334.56°
Argument of perihelion:186.56°
Epoch of elements:06 April 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:8.35°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:0.34 AU
Aphelion:4.09 AU
Orbital period:3.30 years
Additional sources
Magnitudes estimates are derived from observations sent into the BAA Comet Section, as compiled by Jonathan Shanklin and last updated on 4 April 2017. We use these amateur observations in preference to the MPC's magnitude estimates, since they are updated much more often. Nonetheless, all comets are intrinsically unpredictable objects, and future magnitude estimates must always be taken with a pinch of salt.

Washington

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37.13°N
113.51°W
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