The comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

From Newark (click to change), C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:15 (EST) – 5 hours and 19 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 45° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:28.

Name C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Brightness (V):Mag 14.7
Right Ascension:18h20m
Declination:+09°13'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:544.13 AU
Eccentricity:0.997627
Inclination:80.28°
Longitude ascending node:95.00°
Argument of perihelion:12.41°
Epoch of elements:15 February 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:0.06°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.29 AU
Aphelion:1086.97 AU
Orbital period:12692.77 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 March 2016. 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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