The comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova

From Newark (click to change), 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 20:20 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 50° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:57, 69° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:56, when it sinks to 25° above your western horizon.

Name 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Leo
Brightness (V):Mag 14.4
Right Ascension:10h31m
Declination:+19°55'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:3.02 AU
Eccentricity:0.823868
Inclination:4.25°
Longitude ascending node:88.96°
Argument of perihelion:326.30°
Epoch of elements:26 March 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:16.07°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:0.53 AU
Aphelion:5.51 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 1 March 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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