The comet C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy)

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From Ashburn (click to change), C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy) is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 04:35, when it rises 24° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:50, 27° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 05:54, 27° above your southern horizon.

Name C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Brightness (V):Mag 16.6
Right Ascension:04h58m
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 11 May 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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