The comet 64P/Swift-Gehrels

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From Ashburn , 64P/Swift-Gehrels will become visible at around 21:42 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 24° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 28 minutes after the Sun at 23:52.

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Name 64P/Swift-Gehrels
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Right Ascension:07h55m [1]
Declination:+18°47' [1]
Distance:3.09 AU
25.72 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:4.46 AU
Longitude ascending node:300.00°
Argument of perihelion:97.15°
Epoch of elements:13 May 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:20.02°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.39 AU
Aphelion:7.52 AU
Orbital period:9.41 years
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The MPC's magnitude estimates are updated rather rarely, and so we prefer to estimate the brightness of comets on the basis of amateur observations. No amateur observations of are available, however, and consequently the magnitude estimates shown here may be unreliable.




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