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 10° above the horizon at dusk.

Name 69P/Taylor
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Aquarius
Brightness (V):Mag 15.4
Right Ascension:22h51m
Declination:-24°25'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:3.89 AU
Eccentricity:0.413265
Inclination:22.03°
Longitude ascending node:104.84°
Argument of perihelion:343.61°
Epoch of elements:17 January 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:305.50°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.28 AU
Aphelion:5.50 AU
Orbital period:7.67 years
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The path traced across the sky by 69P/Taylor
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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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