The comet 69P/Taylor

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From Ashburn , 69P/Taylor is visible all night. It will become visible around 20:41 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 33° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:15, 78° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:46, 33° above your western horizon.

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Name 69P/Taylor
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Coma Berenices
Magnitude:14.05 (V) [2]
Absolute mag (H):8.10 [2]
Slope parameter (n):3.00 [2]
Right ascension:12h52m [1]
Declination:+27°20' [1]
Distance:2.49 AU
20.71 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:3.89 AU
Longitude ascending node:104.83°
Argument of perihelion:343.53°
Epoch of elements:02 April 2020
Mean Anomaly at epoch:48.90°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.28 AU
Aphelion:5.50 AU
Orbital period:7.67 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 69P/Taylor are available, however, and consequently the magnitude estimates shown here may be unreliable.




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