The comet C/2018 L2 (ATLAS)

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From Ashburn , C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 17° above the horizon at dawn.

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Name C/2018 L2 (ATLAS)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Vulpecula
Magnitude:10.78 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:20h08m [1]
Declination:+26°40' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:243.56 AU
Eccentricity:0.992972
Inclination:67.42°
Longitude ascending node:243.02°
Argument of perihelion:56.23°
Epoch of elements:24 January 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:0.01°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.71 AU
Aphelion:485.41 AU
Orbital period:3801.17 years
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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 January 2019. 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.

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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