The comet 66P/du Toit

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From Ashburn , 66P/du Toit will become visible at around 18:53 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 34° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 4 hours and 7 minutes after the Sun at 21:55.

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Name 66P/du Toit
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Pisces
Magnitude:23.54 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:01h03m [1]
Declination:+09°51' [1]
Distance:3.88 AU
32.31 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):52.17
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:6.06 AU
Eccentricity:0.786918
Inclination:18.67°
Longitude ascending node:21.90°
Argument of perihelion:257.22°
Epoch of elements:16 February 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:18.11°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.29 AU
Aphelion:10.82 AU
Orbital period:14.90 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 September 2018. 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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