The comet 168P/Hergenrother

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From Ashburn , 168P/Hergenrother is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 7° above the horizon at dawn.

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Name 168P/Hergenrother
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Cetus
Magnitude:12.97 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:00h04m [1]
Declination:-12°37' [1]
Distance:1.72 AU
14.32 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):43.36
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:13 May 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:347.90°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.36 AU
Aphelion:5.80 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.

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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