The comet 168P/Hergenrother

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From Ashburn , 168P/Hergenrother is not readily observable since it lies so far south that it will never rise more than 12° above the horizon.

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Name 168P/Hergenrother
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Scorpius
Magnitude:16.28 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:16h31m [1]
Declination:-38°15' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:3.58 AU
Eccentricity:0.620628
Inclination:21.61°
Longitude ascending node:355.49°
Argument of perihelion:14.96°
Epoch of elements:19 November 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:322.34°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.36 AU
Aphelion:5.81 AU
Orbital period:6.78 years
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Magnitudes estimates are derived from observations sent into the BAA Comet Section, as compiled by Jonathan Shanklin and last updated on 15 January 2013. 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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