The comet 74P/Smirnova-Chernykh

From Newark (click to change), 74P/Smirnova-Chernykh will become visible at around 20:17 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 72° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 8 hours and 7 minutes after the Sun at 03:18.

Name 74P/Smirnova-Chernykh
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Gemini
Brightness (V):Mag 13.3
Right Ascension:06h50m
Declination:+27°29'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:4.16 AU
Eccentricity:0.149195
Inclination:6.65°
Longitude ascending node:77.06°
Argument of perihelion:87.04°
Epoch of elements:14 March 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:323.01°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:3.54 AU
Aphelion:4.78 AU
Orbital period:8.48 years
Additional sources
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.

Newark

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40.74°N
74.17°W
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