The comet 168P/Hergenrother

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From Fairfield , 168P/Hergenrother is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 19:38, when it rises 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:45, 71° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:35, 64° above your north-western horizon.

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Name 168P/Hergenrother
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Camelopardalis
Magnitude:12.20 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):10.30 [2]
Slope parameter (n):2.68 [2]
Right ascension:07h40m [1]
Declination:+59°47' [1]
Distance:1.07 AU
8.90 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:3.58 AU
Eccentricity:0.620497
Inclination:21.61°
Longitude ascending node:355.47°
Argument of perihelion:14.99°
Epoch of elements:14 May 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:347.91°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.36 AU
Aphelion:5.80 AU
Orbital period:6.78 years
Additional sources

Where possible, the brightnesses of comets are estimated from absolute magnitude values computed by the BAA Comet Section, based on the observations they receive. We prefer these to the Minor Planet Center's own magnitude estimates, since the latter are less often updated. Nonetheless, comets are intrinsically unpredictable objects, and magnitude estimates must always be taken with a pinch of salt.

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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