The comet C/2018 W2 (Africano)

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From Ashburn , C/2018 W2 (Africano) is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible around 01:58 (EDT), when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 40° before fading from view as dawn breaks at 04:46.

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Name C/2018 W2 (Africano)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Magnitude:11.80 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:04h29m [1]
Declination:+59°32' [1]
Distance:1.93 AU
16.09 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):41.94
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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