The comet 74P/Smirnova-Chernykh

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From Ashburn , 74P/Smirnova-Chernykh is visible between 21:41 and 03:31. It will become accessible at around 21:41, when it rises 21° above your south-eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:38, 35° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 03:31 when it sinks to 22° above your south-western horizon.

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Name 74P/Smirnova-Chernykh
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Magnitude:13.10 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:15h30m [1]
Declination:-15°40' [1]
Distance:2.88 AU
23.97 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):42.37
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:4.17 AU
Longitude ascending node:77.05°
Argument of perihelion:87.78°
Epoch of elements:13 May 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:54.22°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:3.54 AU
Aphelion:4.80 AU
Orbital period:8.51 years
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Magnitudes estimates are derived from observations sent into the BAA Comet Section, as compiled by Jonathan Shanklin and last updated on 29 February 2012. 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.




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