The comet 24P/Schaumasse

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From Ashburn (click to change), 24P/Schaumasse will become visible at around 21:12 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 26° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 4 hours and 17 minutes after the Sun at 00:18.

Name 24P/Schaumasse
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Libra
Magnitude:21.14 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:15h43m [1]
Declination:-19°06' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:4.09 AU
Eccentricity:0.704868
Inclination:11.74°
Longitude ascending node:79.62°
Argument of perihelion:58.05°
Epoch of elements:13 August 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:32.23°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.21 AU
Aphelion:6.97 AU
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.

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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