The comet 59P/Kearns-Kwee

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From Seattle , 59P/Kearns-Kwee is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 2° above the horizon at dusk.

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Name 59P/Kearns-Kwee
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Magnitude:18.08 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:09h35m [1]
Declination:+10°56' [1]
Distance:3.71 AU
30.87 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):46.81
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:4.49 AU
Longitude ascending node:312.83°
Argument of perihelion:127.69°
Epoch of elements:13 May 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:24.77°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.36 AU
Aphelion:6.63 AU
Orbital period:9.52 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 31 December 2099. 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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