The comet 69P/Taylor

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From Ashburn (click to change), 69P/Taylor is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 01:40, when it rises 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:11, 42° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:48, 42° above your southern horizon.

Name 69P/Taylor
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Magnitude:12.76 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:03h54m [1]
Declination:-08°15' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:3.89 AU
Longitude ascending node:104.83°
Argument of perihelion:343.58°
Epoch of elements:19 September 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:336.85°
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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