The comet 144P/Kushida

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From Ashburn (click to change), 144P/Kushida is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 02:36, when it rises 24° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:06, 28° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:16, 26° above your southern horizon.

Name 144P/Kushida
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Brightness (V mag):21.19
Right Ascension:16h49m
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:3.85 AU
Longitude ascending node:245.39°
Argument of perihelion:216.05°
Epoch of elements:19 April 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:77.51°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.42 AU
Aphelion:6.29 AU
Orbital period:7.57 years
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Magnitudes estimates are derived from observations sent into the BAA Comet Section, as compiled by Jonathan Shanklin and last updated on 1 January 2017. We use these amateur observations in preference to the MPC's magnitude estimates, since they are updated much more often. Nonetheless, all comets are intrinsically unpredictable objects, and future magnitude estimates must always be taken with a pinch of salt.




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