The comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)

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From Ashburn (click to change), C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:42 (EDT) – 4 hours and 45 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 26° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:18.

Name C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Brightness (V):Mag 20.8
Right Ascension:03h16m
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Additional sources
Magnitudes estimates are derived from observations sent into the BAA Comet Section, as compiled by Jonathan Shanklin and last updated on 2 February 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.




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