The comet 240P/NEAT

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From Ashburn (click to change), 240P/NEAT is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:23 (EDT) – 4 hours and 29 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 34° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:48.

Name 240P/NEAT
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Cancer
Magnitude:13.64 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:08h57m [1]
Declination:+28°57' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:3.87 AU
Eccentricity:0.448900
Inclination:23.50°
Longitude ascending node:74.93°
Argument of perihelion:352.09°
Epoch of elements:19 September 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:16.32°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.13 AU
Aphelion:5.61 AU
Orbital period:7.62 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 1 March 2018. 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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