The comet P/2008 Y12 (SOHO)

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From Fairfield , P/2008 Y12 (SOHO) is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 13° from it.

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Name P/2008 Y12 (SOHO)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Magnitude:11.26 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):9.00 [1]
Slope parameter (n):4.00 [1]
Right ascension:15h57m [1]
Declination:-31°49' [1]
Distance:2.09 AU
17.40 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:3.08 AU
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.




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