The comet 65P/Gunn

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From Ashburn (click to change), 65P/Gunn is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 6° from it.

Name 65P/Gunn
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Brightness (V):Mag 15.1
Right Ascension:20h00m
Declination:-26°14'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:3.88 AU
Eccentricity:0.249958
Inclination:9.19°
Longitude ascending node:62.02°
Argument of perihelion:213.55°
Epoch of elements:17 January 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:12.01°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.91 AU
Aphelion:4.85 AU
Orbital period:7.64 years
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The path traced across the sky by 65P/Gunn
Additional sources

Magnitudes estimates are derived from observations sent into the BAA Comet Section, as compiled by Jonathan Shanklin and last updated on 1 August 2017. 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.

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77.49°W
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