The comet 47P/Ashbrook-Jackson

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From Ashburn , 47P/Ashbrook-Jackson is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:53 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 71° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:27, 88° above your south-eastern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:37, when it sinks to 22° above your north-western horizon.

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Name 47P/Ashbrook-Jackson
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Magnitude:17.30 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:06h12m [1]
Declination:+38°07' [1]
Distance:3.52 AU
29.29 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):46.14
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:4.13 AU
Longitude ascending node:356.96°
Argument of perihelion:357.62°
Epoch of elements:16 February 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:72.54°
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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