The comet C/2015 F5 (SWAN-Xingming)
From Ashburn , C/2015 F5 (SWAN-Xingming) will become visible at around 21:01 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 50° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 5 hours and 47 minutes after the Sun at 01:39.
Name C/2015 F5 (SWAN-Xingming)
Object Type Comet
|Right Ascension:||07h03m |
106.90 lightmin 
|Absolute Mag (V):||53.98|
|Semi-major axis:||15.55 AU|
|Longitude ascending node:||287.75°|
|Argument of perihelion:||13.46°|
|Epoch of elements:||09 April 2019|
|Mean Anomaly at epoch:||23.70°|
|Orbital period:||61.30 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 17 May 2015. 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.