The comet C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch)

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From Ashburn (click to change), C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch) is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 9° above the horizon at dawn.

Name C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Cetus
Brightness (V):Mag 14.5
Right Ascension:03h06m
Declination:+04°49'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:38.43 AU
Eccentricity:0.872935
Inclination:18.99°
Longitude ascending node:173.40°
Argument of perihelion:180.57°
Epoch of elements:15 June 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:1.59°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:4.88 AU
Aphelion:71.97 AU
Orbital period:238.21 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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39.04°N
77.49°W
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