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 23° above the horizon at dusk.

Name 103P/Hartley
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Leo
Magnitude:22.83 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:11h13m [1]
Declination:-03°22' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:3.48 AU
Eccentricity:0.693243
Inclination:13.59°
Longitude ascending node:219.72°
Argument of perihelion:181.32°
Epoch of elements:14 June 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:63.92°
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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