The comet 110P/Hartley

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From Fairfield , 110P/Hartley will become visible around 17:37 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 29° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 20:43.

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Name 110P/Hartley
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Aquarius
Magnitude:16.32 (V) [2]
Absolute mag (H):6.90 [2]
Slope parameter (n):4.00 [2]
Right ascension:20h57m [1]
Declination:-10°41' [1]
Distance:4.60 AU
38.22 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:3.60 AU
Eccentricity:0.317571
Inclination:11.71°
Longitude ascending node:287.53°
Argument of perihelion:167.40°
Epoch of elements:13 December 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:262.59°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.46 AU
Aphelion:4.75 AU
Orbital period:6.83 years
Additional sources

Where possible, the brightnesses of comets are estimated from absolute magnitude values computed by the BAA Comet Section, based on the observations they receive. We prefer these to the Minor Planet Center's own magnitude estimates, since the latter are less often updated. Nonetheless, comets are intrinsically unpredictable objects, and magnitude estimates must always be taken with a pinch of salt.

Fairfield

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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