The comet 69P/Taylor

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From Ashburn , 69P/Taylor is visible between 20:30 and 03:09. It will become accessible at around 20:30, when it rises 21° above your south-eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:47, 39° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 03:09 when it sinks to 22° above your south-western horizon.

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Name 69P/Taylor
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Magnitude:11.94 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:03h34m [1]
Declination:-11°04' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:3.89 AU
Longitude ascending node:104.83°
Argument of perihelion:343.58°
Epoch of elements:19 November 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:344.69°
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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