The comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann

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From Fairfield , 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:40 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 43° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:29, 62° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:23, when it sinks below 22° above your western horizon.

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Name 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Pisces
Magnitude:15.13 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):4.00 [1]
Slope parameter (n):4.00 [1]
Right ascension:00h27m [1]
Declination:+13°43' [1]
Distance:5.03 AU
41.83 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:6.03 AU
Eccentricity:0.043178
Inclination:9.37°
Longitude ascending node:312.39°
Argument of perihelion:47.79°
Epoch of elements:14 May 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:4.47°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:5.77 AU
Aphelion:6.29 AU
Orbital period:14.80 years
Additional sources

The Minor Planet Center'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 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 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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