The comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN)

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From Fairfield , C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is 10° below the horizon at dawn.

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Name C/2018 N2 (ASASSN)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Constellation:Cetus
Magnitude:12.36 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:02h11m [1]
Declination:+00°20' [1]
Distance:4.33 AU
36.00 lightmin [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):40.75
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:27411.50 AU
Eccentricity:0.999886
Inclination:77.53°
Longitude ascending node:25.26°
Argument of perihelion:24.40°
Epoch of elements:13 May 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:360.00°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:3.12 AU
Aphelion:54819.88 AU
Orbital period:4538362.71 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 4 February 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.

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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