The comet P/2008 Y12 (SOHO)

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From Ashburn , P/2008 Y12 (SOHO) is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 7° above the horizon at dusk.

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Name P/2008 Y12 (SOHO)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Libra
Magnitude:7.55 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):9.00 [1]
Slope parameter (n):4.00 [1]
Right ascension:14h36m [1]
Declination:-15°47' [1]
Distance:0.76 AU
6.29 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:3.08 AU
Eccentricity:0.978094
Inclination:23.68°
Longitude ascending node:309.73°
Argument of perihelion:144.46°
Epoch of elements:14 May 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:332.85°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:0.07 AU
Aphelion:6.09 AU
Orbital period:5.40 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 P/2008 Y12 (SOHO) are available, however, and consequently the magnitude estimates shown here may be unreliable.

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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