The comet 24P/Schaumasse

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From Ashburn (click to change), 24P/Schaumasse is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:14 (EST) – 4 hours and 46 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 39° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:51.

Name 24P/Schaumasse
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Virgo
Brightness (V):Mag 11.2
Right Ascension:12h36m
Declination:+05°34'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:4.08 AU
Eccentricity:0.704597
Inclination:11.73°
Longitude ascending node:79.63°
Argument of perihelion:58.06°
Epoch of elements:14 October 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:355.95°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.21 AU
Aphelion:6.96 AU
Orbital period:8.25 years
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The path traced across the sky by 24P/Schaumasse
Additional sources

Magnitudes estimates are derived from observations sent into the BAA Comet Section, as compiled by Jonathan Shanklin and last updated on 2 November 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.

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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