The comet C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)

From Newark (click to change), C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS) is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 21° above the horizon at dawn.

Name C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Scorpius
Brightness (V):Mag 8.9
Right Ascension:16h00m
Declination:-22°23'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:392.08 AU
Eccentricity:0.997342
Inclination:6.35°
Longitude ascending node:235.22°
Argument of perihelion:68.19°
Epoch of elements:16 January 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:359.99°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.04 AU
Aphelion:783.12 AU
Orbital period:7763.58 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 January 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.

Newark

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40.74°N
74.17°W
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