The comet 59P/Kearns-Kwee

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From Cambridge , 59P/Kearns-Kwee is visible between 18:33 and 05:24. It will become accessible at around 18:33, when it rises 21° above your eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:57, 71° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 05:24 when it sinks to 22° above your western horizon.

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Name 59P/Kearns-Kwee
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Magnitude:14.82 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:08h13m [1]
Declination:+23°23' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:4.49 AU
Longitude ascending node:312.83°
Argument of perihelion:127.70°
Epoch of elements:19 January 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:12.85°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.36 AU
Aphelion:6.63 AU
Orbital period:9.53 years
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Magnitudes estimates are derived from observations sent into the BAA Comet Section, as compiled by Jonathan Shanklin and last updated on 31 December 2099. 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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