The comet 144P/Kushida

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From Ashburn (click to change), 144P/Kushida is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 14° above the horizon at dusk.

Name 144P/Kushida
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Virgo
Brightness (V):Mag 18.6
Right Ascension:13h43m
Declination:-12°13'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:3.86 AU
Eccentricity:0.629421
Inclination:4.12°
Longitude ascending node:245.44°
Argument of perihelion:216.19°
Epoch of elements:26 July 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:42.73°
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.

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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