The comet 96P/Machholz

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From Ashburn (click to change), 96P/Machholz is not observable because it lies so far south that it never rises above the horizon.

Name 96P/Machholz
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Centaurus
Brightness (V):Mag 12.2
Right Ascension:13h47m
Declination:-53°53'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:3.04 AU
Eccentricity:0.959163
Inclination:58.14°
Longitude ascending node:94.25°
Argument of perihelion:14.79°
Epoch of elements:03 September 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:349.94°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:0.12 AU
Aphelion:5.95 AU
Orbital period:5.29 years
Additional sources
Magnitudes estimates are derived from observations sent into the BAA Comet Section, as compiled by Jonathan Shanklin and last updated on 1 December 2007. 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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