The comet 60P/Tsuchinshan

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From Ashburn , 60P/Tsuchinshan is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 23:55, when it rises 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:45, 46° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:14, 34° above your south-western horizon.

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Name 60P/Tsuchinshan
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Virgo
Magnitude:13.63 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:11h44m [1]
Declination:-04°46' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:3.51 AU
Eccentricity:0.537721
Inclination:3.61°
Longitude ascending node:267.58°
Argument of perihelion:216.55°
Epoch of elements:24 January 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:6.56°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.62 AU
Aphelion:5.40 AU
Orbital period:6.58 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 2 January 2019. 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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39.04°N
77.49°W
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