The comet 69P/Taylor

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From Ashburn , 69P/Taylor is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:19 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 48° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 19:27, 52° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 23:37, when it sinks to 22° above your western horizon.

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Name 69P/Taylor
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Magnitude:12.20 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:03h14m [1]
Declination:+01°20' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:3.89 AU
Longitude ascending node:104.83°
Argument of perihelion:343.57°
Epoch of elements:19 January 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:352.52°
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.




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