The comet C/2017 O1 (ASASSN)

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From Ashburn , C/2017 O1 (ASASSN) will become visible around 21:50 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 32° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 4 hours and 18 minutes after the Sun at 00:50.

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Name C/2017 O1 (ASASSN)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Coma Berenices
Magnitude:19.70 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:11h59m [1]
Declination:+21°35' [1]
Distance:7.42 AU
61.74 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):46.92
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:373.50 AU
Eccentricity:0.995989
Inclination:39.85°
Longitude ascending node:25.80°
Argument of perihelion:20.88°
Epoch of elements:14 May 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:0.08°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.50 AU
Aphelion:745.50 AU
Orbital period:7218.24 years
Additional sources

Where possible, the brightnesses of comets are estimated from absolute magnitude values computed by the BAA Comet Section, based on the observations they receive. We prefer these to the Minor Planet Center's own magnitude estimates, since the latter are less often updated. Nonetheless, comets are intrinsically unpredictable objects, and magnitude estimates must always be taken with a pinch of salt.

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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