The comet C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch)

From Newark (click to change), C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch) will become visible at around 18:01 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 43° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 5 hours and 57 minutes after the Sun at 22:48.

Name C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Cetus
Brightness (V):Mag 13.4
Right Ascension:00h51m
Declination:-03°53'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:38.42 AU
Eccentricity:0.872899
Inclination:18.99°
Longitude ascending node:173.40°
Argument of perihelion:180.58°
Epoch of elements:16 January 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:0.97°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:4.88 AU
Aphelion:71.96 AU
Orbital period:238.14 years
Additional sources
Magnitudes estimates are derived from observations sent into the BAA Comet Section, as compiled by Jonathan Shanklin and last updated on 1 January 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.

Newark

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40.74°N
74.17°W
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