The comet 68P/Klemola

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From Ashburn , 68P/Klemola is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:46 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 45° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:24, 46° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:14, when it sinks below 22° above your south-western horizon.

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Name 68P/Klemola
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Magnitude:13.77 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:17h16m [1]
Declination:-04°38' [1]
Distance:1.26 AU
10.46 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):44.84
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:4.95 AU
Eccentricity:0.637839
Inclination:11.11°
Longitude ascending node:175.10°
Argument of perihelion:153.04°
Epoch of elements:14 May 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:343.99°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.79 AU
Aphelion:8.11 AU
Orbital period:11.02 years
Additional sources

The Minor Planet Center's magnitude estimates are updated rather rarely, and so we prefer to estimate the brightness of comets on the basis of amateur observations. No amateur observations of 68P/Klemola are available, however, and consequently the magnitude estimates shown here may be unreliable.

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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