The comet 144P/Kushida

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From Ashburn (click to change), 144P/Kushida is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 19° from it.

Name 144P/Kushida
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Scorpius
Brightness (V):Mag 20.6
Right Ascension:15h52m
Declination:-20°48'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:3.86 AU
Eccentricity:0.629911
Inclination:4.13°
Longitude ascending node:245.40°
Argument of perihelion:216.16°
Epoch of elements:23 November 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:58.33°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.43 AU
Aphelion:6.29 AU
Orbital period:7.58 years
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The path traced across the sky by 144P/Kushida
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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