The comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
From Ashburn , C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:33 (EST) – 4 hours and 26 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 35° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:54.
Name C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
Object Type Comet
|Right Ascension:||18h16m |
113.05 lightmin 
|Absolute Mag (V):||43.03|
|Semi-major axis:||458.17 AU|
|Longitude ascending node:||95.04°|
|Argument of perihelion:||12.39°|
|Epoch of elements:||16 February 2019|
|Mean Anomaly at epoch:||0.15°|
|Orbital period:||9807.05 years|
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.