The comet 39P/Oterma

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From Ashburn , 39P/Oterma is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:37 (EDT) – 3 hours and 47 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 23° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:15.

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Name 39P/Oterma
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Capricornus
Right Ascension:20h25m [1]
Declination:-19°21' [1]
Distance:7.25 AU
60.31 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:7.42 AU
Eccentricity:0.223017
Inclination:1.56°
Longitude ascending node:299.25°
Argument of perihelion:94.59°
Epoch of elements:09 April 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:287.26°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:5.76 AU
Aphelion:9.07 AU
Orbital period:20.20 years
Additional sources

The MPC's magnitude estimates are updated rather rarely, and so we prefer to estimate the brightness of comets on the basis of amateur observations. No amateur observations of are available, however, and consequently the magnitude estimates shown here may be unreliable.

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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