The comet 69P/Taylor

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From Ashburn (click to change), 69P/Taylor is not readily observable since it lies so far south that it will never rise more than 17° above the horizon.

Name 69P/Taylor
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Piscis Austrinus
Brightness (V):Mag 15.1
Right Ascension:21h53m
Declination:-33°43'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:3.89 AU
Eccentricity:0.413301
Inclination:22.03°
Longitude ascending node:104.84°
Argument of perihelion:343.62°
Epoch of elements:03 September 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:288.01°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.28 AU
Aphelion:5.50 AU
Orbital period:7.67 years
Additional sources
The MPC'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 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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