The comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
From Ashburn (click to change), C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:13 (EDT) – 7 hours and 12 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 55° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:16.
Name C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
Object Type Comet
|Brightness (V mag):||16.14|
|Semi-major axis:||498.74 AU|
|Longitude ascending node:||95.02°|
|Argument of perihelion:||12.40°|
|Epoch of elements:||19 April 2018|
|Mean Anomaly at epoch:||0.10°|
|Orbital period:||11138.00 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.