The comet 76P/West-Kohoutek-Ikemura

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From Seattle , 76P/West-Kohoutek-Ikemura is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 23:38, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:33, 70° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:06, 69° above your southern horizon.

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Name 76P/West-Kohoutek-Ikemura
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Leo
Absolute mag (H):8.00 [1]
Slope parameter (n):12.00 [1]
Right ascension:09h28m [1]
Declination:+28°28' [1]
Distance:1.06 AU
8.83 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:3.48 AU
Eccentricity:0.538207
Inclination:30.46°
Longitude ascending node:84.13°
Argument of perihelion:0.02°
Epoch of elements:13 November 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:2.72°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.60 AU
Aphelion:5.35 AU
Orbital period:6.48 years
Additional sources

The Minor Planet Center'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 76P/West-Kohoutek-Ikemura are available, however, and consequently the magnitude estimates shown here may be unreliable.

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47.61°N
122.33°W
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