The comet C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto)
From Fairfield , C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:41 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 73° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 19:59, 83° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:04, when it sinks to 21° above your north-western horizon.
Name C/2018 Y1 (Iwamoto)
Object Type Comet
|Right Ascension:||06h20m |
4.06 lightmin 
|Absolute Mag (V):||39.54|
|Semi-major axis:||129.17 AU|
|Longitude ascending node:||147.48°|
|Argument of perihelion:||358.05°|
|Epoch of elements:||16 February 2019|
|Mean Anomaly at epoch:||0.01°|
|Orbital period:||1468.11 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.