The comet 62P/Tsuchinshan

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From Ashburn , 62P/Tsuchinshan is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 21° above the horizon at dawn.

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Name 62P/Tsuchinshan
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Magnitude:22.47 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:18h04m [1]
Declination:-21°36' [1]
Distance:4.34 AU
36.10 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):50.86
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:3.44 AU
Eccentricity:0.598800
Inclination:9.73°
Longitude ascending node:90.19°
Argument of perihelion:30.44°
Epoch of elements:16 February 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:70.53°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.38 AU
Aphelion:5.51 AU
Orbital period:6.39 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 1 March 2018. 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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