The comet 69P/Taylor

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From Ashburn , 69P/Taylor is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 21:59, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:21, 73° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:50, 54° above your western horizon.

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Name 69P/Taylor
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Coma Berenices
Magnitude:13.84 (V) [2]
Absolute mag (H):8.10 [2]
Slope parameter (n):3.00 [2]
Right ascension:13h17m [1]
Declination:+22°41' [1]
Distance:2.43 AU
20.22 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:3.89 AU
Longitude ascending node:104.83°
Argument of perihelion:343.54°
Epoch of elements:21 February 2020
Mean Anomaly at epoch:43.63°
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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