The comet C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)
From Ashburn , C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS) will become visible at around 18:57 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 70° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 8 hours and 2 minutes after the Sun at 01:55.
Name C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)
Object Type Comet
|Right Ascension:||04h41m |
59.38 lightmin 
|Absolute Mag (V):||48.31|
|Semi-major axis:||423.06 AU|
|Longitude ascending node:||235.22°|
|Argument of perihelion:||68.19°|
|Epoch of elements:||16 February 2019|
|Mean Anomaly at epoch:||0.07°|
|Orbital period:||8701.83 years|
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Magnitudes estimates are derived from observations sent into the BAA Comet Section, as compiled by Jonathan Shanklin and last updated on 30 November 2017. 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.