The comet C/2018 W2 (Africano)

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From Ashburn , C/2018 W2 (Africano) is visible all night. It will become visible around 20:14 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 22° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:04, 83° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:52, 43° above your western horizon.

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Name C/2018 W2 (Africano)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Magnitude:7.68 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):6.40 [2]
Slope parameter (n):6.12 [2]
Right ascension:00h49m [1]
Declination:+32°38' [1]
Distance:0.54 AU
4.48 lightmin [1]
26 Sep 2019  –  C/2018 W2 (Africano) reaches its brightest
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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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