The comet 24P/Schaumasse
From Ashburn (click to change), 24P/Schaumasse is visible between 22:22 and 03:43. It will become accessible at around 22:22, when it rises 24° above your south-eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:05, 36° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 03:43 when it sinks to 25° above your south-western horizon.
Object Type Comet
|Right Ascension:||16h02m |
|Semi-major axis:||4.09 AU|
|Longitude ascending node:||79.63°|
|Argument of perihelion:||58.06°|
|Epoch of elements:||05 May 2018|
|Mean Anomaly at epoch:||20.18°|
|Orbital period:||8.26 years|
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Magnitudes estimates are derived from observations sent into the BAA Comet Section, as compiled by Jonathan Shanklin and last updated on 1 March 2018. 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.