The comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
From Ashburn (click to change), C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 23° above the horizon at dawn.
Name C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
Object Type Comet
|Brightness (V):||Mag 16.1|
|Semi-major axis:||509.87 AU|
|Longitude ascending node:||95.02°|
|Argument of perihelion:||12.41°|
|Epoch of elements:||17 January 2018|
|Mean Anomaly at epoch:||0.09°|
|Orbital period:||11513.02 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.