The comet 65P/Gunn

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From Fairfield , 65P/Gunn is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:37 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 40° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:29, 58° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:08, when it sinks below 22° above your western horizon.

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Name 65P/Gunn
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Cetus
Magnitude:16.44 (V) [2]
Absolute mag (H):7.80 [2]
Slope parameter (n):3.72 [2]
Right ascension:02h09m [1]
Declination:+09°11' [1]
Distance:3.56 AU
29.64 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:3.88 AU
Eccentricity:0.250005
Inclination:9.18°
Longitude ascending node:62.02°
Argument of perihelion:213.73°
Epoch of elements:13 December 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:101.30°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.91 AU
Aphelion:4.85 AU
Orbital period:7.65 years
Additional sources

Where possible, the brightnesses of comets are estimated from absolute magnitude values computed by the BAA Comet Section, based on the observations they receive. We prefer these to the Minor Planet Center's own magnitude estimates, since the latter are less often updated. Nonetheless, comets are intrinsically unpredictable objects, and magnitude estimates must always be taken with a pinch of salt.

Fairfield

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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