The comet 155P/Shoemaker

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From Ashburn , 155P/Shoemaker is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:36 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 46° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:49.

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Name 155P/Shoemaker
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Gemini
Magnitude:15.06 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):10.00 [1]
Slope parameter (n):4.80 [1]
Right ascension:07h25m [1]
Declination:+20°24' [1]
Distance:2.13 AU
17.67 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:6.59 AU
Eccentricity:0.726589
Inclination:6.40°
Longitude ascending node:97.20°
Argument of perihelion:14.68°
Epoch of elements:14 May 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:349.21°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.80 AU
Aphelion:11.38 AU
Orbital period:16.92 years
Additional sources

The Minor Planet Center'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 155P/Shoemaker 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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