The comet 47P/Ashbrook-Jackson

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From Ashburn (click to change), 47P/Ashbrook-Jackson will become visible at around 18:21 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 66° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 7 hours and 23 minutes after the Sun at 00:36.

Name 47P/Ashbrook-Jackson
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Pisces
Brightness (V):Mag 15.1
Right Ascension:01h19m
Declination:+19°04'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:4.13 AU
Eccentricity:0.317169
Inclination:13.03°
Longitude ascending node:356.97°
Argument of perihelion:357.65°
Epoch of elements:17 January 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:26.08°
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.

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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