The comet 64P/Swift-Gehrels

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From Seattle , 64P/Swift-Gehrels is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 17° from it.

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Name 64P/Swift-Gehrels
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Sextans
Magnitude:28.80 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):9.50 [1]
Slope parameter (n):12.00 [1]
Right ascension:10h38m [1]
Declination:+04°16' [1]
Distance:4.38 AU
36.47 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:4.46 AU
Eccentricity:0.687470
Inclination:8.95°
Longitude ascending node:300.00°
Argument of perihelion:97.15°
Epoch of elements:14 May 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:20.02°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.39 AU
Aphelion:7.52 AU
Orbital period:9.41 years
Additional sources

The Minor Planet Center'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 64P/Swift-Gehrels are available, however, and consequently the magnitude estimates shown here may be unreliable.

Seattle

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47.61°N
122.33°W
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