The comet C/2010 U3 (Boattini)

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From Fairfield , C/2010 U3 (Boattini) is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible around 01:59 (EST), when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 52° before fading from view as dawn breaks at 05:35.

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Name C/2010 U3 (Boattini)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Canes Venatici
Magnitude:15.05 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):1.00 [1]
Slope parameter (n):4.00 [1]
Right ascension:13h05m [1]
Declination:+51°34' [1]
Distance:8.75 AU
72.74 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:4440.33 AU
Longitude ascending node:43.06°
Argument of perihelion:88.09°
Epoch of elements:14 May 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:0.00°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:8.45 AU
Aphelion:8872.22 AU
Orbital period:295885.02 years
Additional sources

The Minor Planet Center'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 C/2010 U3 (Boattini) are available, however, and consequently the magnitude estimates shown here may be unreliable.




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