The comet 62P/Tsuchinshan

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From Ashburn (click to change), 62P/Tsuchinshan is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:48 (EDT) – 5 hours and 10 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 45° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:54.

Name 62P/Tsuchinshan
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Cancer
Brightness (V):Mag 13.3
Right Ascension:08h05m
Declination:+19°10'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:3.44 AU
Eccentricity:0.597507
Inclination:9.71°
Longitude ascending node:90.25°
Argument of perihelion:30.35°
Epoch of elements:03 September 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:348.69°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.38 AU
Aphelion:5.49 AU
Orbital period:6.38 years
Additional sources
Magnitudes estimates are derived from observations sent into the BAA Comet Section, as compiled by Jonathan Shanklin and last updated on 20 April 2005. 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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