The comet C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch)

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From Ashburn (click to change), C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch) will become visible at around 18:51 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 47° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 5 hours and 50 minutes after the Sun at 23:36.

Name C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Cetus
Brightness (V):Mag 16.0
Right Ascension:03h19m
Declination:+01°00'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:38.45 AU
Eccentricity:0.873044
Inclination:18.98°
Longitude ascending node:173.39°
Argument of perihelion:180.56°
Epoch of elements:11 February 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:2.59°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:4.88 AU
Aphelion:72.03 AU
Orbital period:238.46 years
Additional sources

Magnitudes estimates are derived from observations sent into the BAA Comet Section, as compiled by Jonathan Shanklin and last updated on 2 February 2017. We use these amateur observations in preference to the MPC's magnitude estimates, since they are updated much more often. Nonetheless, all comets are intrinsically unpredictable objects, and future magnitude estimates must always be taken with a pinch of salt.

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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