The comet 103P/Hartley

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From Ashburn (click to change), 103P/Hartley is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 11° from it.

Name 103P/Hartley
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Cancer
Brightness (V):Mag 15.6
Right Ascension:09h06m
Declination:+07°23'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:3.48 AU
Eccentricity:0.693445
Inclination:13.59°
Longitude ascending node:219.72°
Argument of perihelion:181.30°
Epoch of elements:26 July 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:14.67°
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.

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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