The comet 65P/Gunn

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From Ashburn (click to change), 65P/Gunn is visible between 21:50 and 02:41. It will become accessible at around 21:50, when it rises 21° above your south-eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:18, 30° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 02:41 when it sinks to 22° above your south-western horizon.

Name 65P/Gunn
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Aquarius
Magnitude:14.51 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:23h00m [1]
Declination:-20°05' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:3.88 AU
Eccentricity:0.250019
Inclination:9.19°
Longitude ascending node:62.02°
Argument of perihelion:213.60°
Epoch of elements:19 September 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:43.44°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.91 AU
Aphelion:4.85 AU
Orbital period:7.64 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.

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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