The comet 47P/Ashbrook-Jackson

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From Ashburn , 47P/Ashbrook-Jackson is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 21:18, when it rises 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:28, 89° above your south-eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:47, 63° above your western horizon.

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Name 47P/Ashbrook-Jackson
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Magnitude:16.67 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:07h11m [1]
Declination:+38°28' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:4.13 AU
Longitude ascending node:356.96°
Argument of perihelion:357.64°
Epoch of elements:19 November 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:61.95°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.82 AU
Aphelion:5.44 AU
Orbital period:8.38 years
Additional sources

Magnitudes estimates are derived from observations sent into the BAA Comet Section, as compiled by Jonathan Shanklin and last updated on 29 February 2012. 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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