The comet 71P/Clark

From Newark (click to change), 71P/Clark is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:57 (EST) – 6 hours and 19 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 41° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:05.

Name 71P/Clark
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Virgo
Brightness (V):Mag 14.0
Right Ascension:14h28m
Declination:-06°47'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:3.14 AU
Eccentricity:0.494526
Inclination:9.44°
Longitude ascending node:59.45°
Argument of perihelion:208.91°
Epoch of elements:16 January 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:330.89°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.59 AU
Aphelion:4.69 AU
Orbital period:5.56 years
Additional sources
Magnitudes estimates are derived from observations sent into the BAA Comet Section, as compiled by Jonathan Shanklin and last updated on 2 January 2007. We use these amateur observations in preference to the MPC's magnitude estimates, since they are updated much more often. Nonetheless, all comets are intrinsically unpredictable objects, and future magnitude estimates must always be taken with a pinch of salt.

Newark

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40.74°N
74.17°W
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