The comet 71P/Clark

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From Ashburn (click to change), 71P/Clark is not readily observable since it lies so far south that it will never rise more than 17° above the horizon.

Name 71P/Clark
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Scorpius
Brightness (V):Mag 11.2
Right Ascension:16h27m
Declination:-33°04'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:3.14 AU
Eccentricity:0.494345
Inclination:9.45°
Longitude ascending node:59.45°
Argument of perihelion:208.91°
Epoch of elements:15 June 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:357.48°
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 31 May 2017. 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.

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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