The comet 128P/Shoemaker-Holt

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From Ashburn (click to change), 128P/Shoemaker-Holt will become visible at around 21:33 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 39° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 4 hours and 53 minutes after the Sun at 01:09.

Name 128P/Shoemaker-Holt
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Cancer
Magnitude:18.34 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:09h14m [1]
Declination:+12°00' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:4.50 AU
Eccentricity:0.320673
Inclination:4.36°
Longitude ascending node:214.30°
Argument of perihelion:210.53°
Epoch of elements:05 May 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:49.53°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:3.06 AU
Aphelion:5.94 AU
Orbital period:9.54 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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