The comet 71P/Clark

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From Ashburn (click to change), 71P/Clark is not observable. In-The-Sky.org does not have any current information about its brightness, and this probably means it is very faint.

Name 71P/Clark
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Aquarius
Right Ascension:23h06m
Declination:-12°49'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:3.14 AU
Eccentricity:0.494243
Inclination:9.45°
Longitude ascending node:59.45°
Argument of perihelion:208.93°
Epoch of elements:17 January 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:35.81°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.59 AU
Aphelion:4.69 AU
Orbital period:5.55 years
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The path traced across the sky by 71P/Clark
Additional sources

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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