The comet 43P/Wolf-Harrington

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From Newark (click to change), 43P/Wolf-Harrington will become visible at around 21:29 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 32° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 5 hours and 31 minutes after the Sun at 01:40.

Name 43P/Wolf-Harrington
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Crater
Brightness (V):Mag 16.7
Right Ascension:11h35m
Declination:-14°39'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:3.35 AU
Eccentricity:0.594726
Inclination:15.97°
Longitude ascending node:249.81°
Argument of perihelion:191.65°
Epoch of elements:07 May 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:41.81°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.36 AU
Aphelion:5.34 AU
Orbital period:6.13 years
Additional sources
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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40.74°N
74.17°W
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