The comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova

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From Ashburn (click to change), 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 3° from it.

Name 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Virgo
Brightness (V):Mag 23.2
Right Ascension:13h46m
Declination:-07°52'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:3.03 AU
Eccentricity:0.823935
Inclination:4.25°
Longitude ascending node:88.92°
Argument of perihelion:326.36°
Epoch of elements:03 September 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:46.21°
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 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.

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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