The comet 128P/Shoemaker-Holt

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From Ashburn (click to change), 128P/Shoemaker-Holt is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 17° above the horizon at dawn.

Name 128P/Shoemaker-Holt
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Virgo
Magnitude:19.51 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:11h42m [1]
Declination:-00°59' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:4.50 AU
Eccentricity:0.320552
Inclination:4.36°
Longitude ascending node:214.29°
Argument of perihelion:210.51°
Epoch of elements:06 October 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:65.58°
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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