The comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova

From Newark (click to change), 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 19:32, when it rises 24° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:55, 77° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:28, 33° above your western horizon.

Name 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Leo
Brightness (V):Mag 9.8
Right Ascension:11h24m
Declination:+27°47'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:3.03 AU
Eccentricity:0.823974
Inclination:4.25°
Longitude ascending node:88.98°
Argument of perihelion:326.29°
Epoch of elements:15 February 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:8.75°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:0.53 AU
Aphelion:5.52 AU
Orbital period:5.26 years
Additional sources
Magnitudes estimates are derived from observations sent into the BAA Comet Section, as compiled by Jonathan Shanklin and last updated on 2 February 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.

Newark

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40.74°N
74.17°W
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