The comet C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy)

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From Ashburn (click to change), C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy) is not readily observable since it lies so far south that it will never rise more than 12° above the horizon.

Name C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Eridanus
Brightness (V):Mag 18.1
Right Ascension:03h35m
Declination:-38°51'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
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The path traced across the sky by C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy)
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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 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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39.04°N
77.49°W
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