The comet 240P/NEAT

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From Ashburn (click to change), 240P/NEAT is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 17° from it.

Name 240P/NEAT
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Gemini
Magnitude:13.31 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:06h33m [1]
Declination:+27°33' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:3.87 AU
Eccentricity:0.448919
Inclination:23.50°
Longitude ascending node:74.93°
Argument of perihelion:352.09°
Epoch of elements:17 July 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:8.04°
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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