The comet 71P/Clark

From Newark (click to change), 71P/Clark is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 02:22, when it rises 24° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:09, 37° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:30, 37° above your southern horizon.

Name 71P/Clark
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Libra
Brightness (V):Mag 13.0
Right Ascension:15h30m
Declination:-11°28'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:3.14 AU
Eccentricity:0.494489
Inclination:9.44°
Longitude ascending node:59.45°
Argument of perihelion:208.91°
Epoch of elements:15 February 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:336.20°
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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