The comet C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)

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From Fairfield , C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 20:33, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:48, 68° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:37, 37° above your western horizon.

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Name C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Orion
Magnitude:22.72 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):7.20 [2]
Slope parameter (n):4.44 [2]
Right ascension:05h51m [1]
Declination:+19°58' [1]
Distance:8.61 AU
71.63 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:431.08 AU
Eccentricity:0.997584
Inclination:6.35°
Longitude ascending node:235.22°
Argument of perihelion:68.19°
Epoch of elements:14 May 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:0.08°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.04 AU
Aphelion:861.13 AU
Orbital period:8950.40 years
Additional sources

Where possible, the brightnesses of comets are estimated from absolute magnitude values computed by the BAA Comet Section, based on the observations they receive. We prefer these to the Minor Planet Center's own magnitude estimates, since the latter are less often updated. Nonetheless, comets are intrinsically unpredictable objects, and magnitude estimates must always be taken with a pinch of salt.

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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