The comet 74P/Smirnova-Chernykh

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From Ashburn (click to change), 74P/Smirnova-Chernykh will become visible at around 21:37 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 58° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 6 hours and 45 minutes after the Sun at 03:04.

Name 74P/Smirnova-Chernykh
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Leo
Magnitude:12.97 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:11h23m [1]
Declination:+11°39' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:4.16 AU
Eccentricity:0.149494
Inclination:6.65°
Longitude ascending node:77.05°
Argument of perihelion:87.17°
Epoch of elements:05 May 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:11.40°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:3.54 AU
Aphelion:4.78 AU
Orbital period:8.48 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.

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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