The comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN)

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From Fairfield , C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:40 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 60° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:10, 87° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:30, when it sinks below 22° above your north-western horizon.

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Name C/2018 N2 (ASASSN)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Andromeda
Magnitude:11.56 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):7.00 [2]
Slope parameter (n):2.16 [2]
Right ascension:00h08m [1]
Declination:+39°06' [1]
Distance:2.37 AU
19.74 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:27411.50 AU
Eccentricity:0.999886
Inclination:77.53°
Longitude ascending node:25.26°
Argument of perihelion:24.40°
Epoch of elements:14 May 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:360.00°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:3.12 AU
Aphelion:54819.88 AU
Orbital period:4538362.71 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.

Fairfield

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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