The comet 43P/Wolf-Harrington

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From Ashburn (click to change), 43P/Wolf-Harrington is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 21:55 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 29° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:14, 29° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 23:53, when it sinks to 25° above your south-western horizon.

Name 43P/Wolf-Harrington
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Libra
Magnitude:21.33 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:15h01m [1]
Declination:-21°42' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:3.36 AU
Eccentricity:0.597747
Inclination:16.19°
Longitude ascending node:249.48°
Argument of perihelion:192.03°
Epoch of elements:14 June 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:106.10°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.35 AU
Aphelion:5.36 AU
Orbital period:6.15 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 4 April 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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