The comet C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch)

From Newark (click to change), C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch) is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 20° from it.

Name C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Cetus
Brightness (V):Mag 14.1
Right Ascension:01h45m
Declination:+00°45'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:38.41 AU
Eccentricity:0.872881
Inclination:18.99°
Longitude ascending node:173.40°
Argument of perihelion:180.57°
Epoch of elements:14 March 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:1.21°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:4.88 AU
Aphelion:71.94 AU
Orbital period:238.08 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.

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40.74°N
74.17°W
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