The comet C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch)

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From Ashburn (click to change), C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch) is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 15° from it.

Name C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Taurus
Magnitude:16.92 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:04h14m [1]
Declination:+05°19' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:38.46 AU
Eccentricity:0.873083
Inclination:18.98°
Longitude ascending node:173.39°
Argument of perihelion:180.55°
Epoch of elements:05 May 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:2.93°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:4.88 AU
Aphelion:72.04 AU
Orbital period:238.54 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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