The comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

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From Ashburn (click to change), C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is visible all night. It will become visible at around 21:56 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 40° above your eastern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 04:21, 38° above your western horizon.

Name C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Brightness (V):Mag 14.9
Right Ascension:17h55m
Declination:+11°55'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:532.57 AU
Eccentricity:0.997575
Inclination:80.27°
Longitude ascending node:95.01°
Argument of perihelion:12.41°
Epoch of elements:15 June 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:0.07°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.29 AU
Aphelion:1063.84 AU
Orbital period:12290.23 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.

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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