The comet 65P/Gunn

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From Ashburn , 65P/Gunn will become visible at around 18:19 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 30° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 4 hours and 11 minutes after the Sun at 21:21.

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Name 65P/Gunn
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Aquarius
Magnitude:16.03 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:23h36m [1]
Declination:-09°57' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:3.88 AU
Eccentricity:0.250036
Inclination:9.19°
Longitude ascending node:62.02°
Argument of perihelion:213.62°
Epoch of elements:19 January 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:59.15°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.91 AU
Aphelion:4.85 AU
Orbital period:7.65 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 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.

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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