The comet 168P/Hergenrother
From Ashburn (click to change), 168P/Hergenrother is not readily observable since it lies so far south that it will never rise more than 15° above the horizon.
Object Type Comet
|Right Ascension:||14h55m |
|Semi-major axis:||3.58 AU|
|Longitude ascending node:||355.51°|
|Argument of perihelion:||14.92°|
|Epoch of elements:||19 September 2018|
|Mean Anomaly at epoch:||313.49°|
|Orbital period:||6.78 years|
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.