The comet 144P/Kushida

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From Ashburn (click to change), 144P/Kushida will become visible at around 21:56 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 35° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 5 hours and 9 minutes after the Sun at 01:43.

Name 144P/Kushida
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Virgo
Brightness (V):Mag 17.0
Right Ascension:13h02m
Declination:-09°14'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:3.86 AU
Eccentricity:0.629305
Inclination:4.12°
Longitude ascending node:245.45°
Argument of perihelion:216.19°
Epoch of elements:15 June 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:37.54°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.43 AU
Aphelion:6.29 AU
Orbital period:7.58 years
Additional sources
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.

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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