The comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

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From Newark (click to change), C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 22:27, when it rises 24° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:01, 61° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:11, 57° above your south-western horizon.

Name C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Brightness (V):Mag 14.8
Right Ascension:18h09m
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:537.42 AU
Longitude ascending node:95.00°
Argument of perihelion:12.41°
Epoch of elements:07 May 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:0.07°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.29 AU
Aphelion:1073.54 AU
Orbital period:12458.57 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.




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