The comet C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)

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From Ashburn , C/2017 M4 (ATLAS) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:56 (EDT) – 5 hours and 10 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 24° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:02.

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Name C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Magnitude:13.08 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:17h25m [1]
Declination:-26°30' [1]
Distance:2.97 AU
24.72 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):42.29
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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 2 October 2018. 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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