The comet 128P/Shoemaker-Holt

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From Ashburn (click to change), 128P/Shoemaker-Holt is visible between 18:50 and 03:44. It will become accessible at around 18:50, when it rises 24° above your eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:15, 61° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 03:44 when it sinks to 25° above your western horizon.

Name 128P/Shoemaker-Holt
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Cancer
Brightness (V):Mag 17.0
Right Ascension:09h05m
Declination:+10°40'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:4.50 AU
Eccentricity:0.320743
Inclination:4.36°
Longitude ascending node:214.30°
Argument of perihelion:210.54°
Epoch of elements:11 February 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:41.05°
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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