The comet 2P/Encke

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From Fairfield , 2P/Encke is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 2° above the horizon at dawn.

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Name 2P/Encke
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Pisces
Right Ascension:23h46m [1]
Declination:+01°12' [1]
Distance:4.66 AU
38.79 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:2.21 AU
Eccentricity:0.848068
Inclination:11.77°
Longitude ascending node:334.56°
Argument of perihelion:186.57°
Epoch of elements:09 April 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:227.57°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:0.34 AU
Aphelion:4.09 AU
Orbital period:3.30 years
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The MPC's magnitude estimates are updated rather rarely, and so we prefer to estimate the brightness of comets on the basis of amateur observations. No amateur observations of are available, however, and consequently the magnitude estimates shown here may be unreliable.

Fairfield

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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