The comet 69P/Taylor

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From Ashburn (click to change), 69P/Taylor is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 19° above the horizon at dawn.

Name 69P/Taylor
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Eridanus
Magnitude:13.87 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:02h53m [1]
Declination:-05°47' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:3.89 AU
Eccentricity:0.413258
Inclination:22.03°
Longitude ascending node:104.83°
Argument of perihelion:343.59°
Epoch of elements:06 July 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:327.34°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.28 AU
Aphelion:5.50 AU
Orbital period:7.68 years
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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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