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 13° above the horizon.

Name 71P/Clark
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Scorpius
Brightness (V):Mag 12.6
Right Ascension:17h42m
Declination:-37°33'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:3.14 AU
Eccentricity:0.494327
Inclination:9.45°
Longitude ascending node:59.45°
Argument of perihelion:208.91°
Epoch of elements:26 July 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:4.58°
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 1 August 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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