The comet 66P/du Toit

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From Ashburn (click to change), 66P/du Toit is visible between 22:34 and 05:06. It will become accessible at around 22:34, when it rises 21° above your south-eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:52, 39° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 05:06 when it sinks to 22° above your south-western horizon.

Name 66P/du Toit
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Cetus
Magnitude:15.36 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:00h35m [1]
Declination:-11°49' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:6.05 AU
Eccentricity:0.786879
Inclination:18.67°
Longitude ascending node:21.90°
Argument of perihelion:257.22°
Epoch of elements:19 September 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:8.13°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.29 AU
Aphelion:10.82 AU
Orbital period:14.89 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.

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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