The comet C/2015 F5 (SWAN-Xingming)

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From Ashburn , C/2015 F5 (SWAN-Xingming) is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 18° from it.

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Name C/2015 F5 (SWAN-Xingming)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Magnitude:28.21 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:07h14m [1]
Declination:+22°48' [1]
Distance:13.86 AU
115.25 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):54.08
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:15.55 AU
Longitude ascending node:287.75°
Argument of perihelion:13.46°
Epoch of elements:13 May 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:24.24°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:0.35 AU
Aphelion:30.75 AU
Orbital period:61.32 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.




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