The comet 103P/Hartley

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From Ashburn (click to change), 103P/Hartley is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 19° above the horizon at dawn.

Name 103P/Hartley
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Leo
Brightness (V):Mag 17.9
Right Ascension:10h58m
Declination:-04°02'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:3.48 AU
Eccentricity:0.693441
Inclination:13.59°
Longitude ascending node:219.72°
Argument of perihelion:181.30°
Epoch of elements:03 September 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:20.75°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.07 AU
Aphelion:5.89 AU
Orbital period:6.48 years
Additional sources
The MPC'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 are available, however, and consequently the magnitude estimates shown here may be unreliable.

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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