The comet 103P/Hartley

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From Newark (click to change), 103P/Hartley is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 9° from it.

Name 103P/Hartley
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Taurus
Brightness (V):Mag 11.3
Right Ascension:04h37m
Declination:+17°33'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:3.48 AU
Eccentricity:0.693449
Inclination:13.59°
Longitude ascending node:219.72°
Argument of perihelion:181.30°
Epoch of elements:07 May 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:2.51°
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.

Newark

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40.74°N
74.17°W
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