The comet C/2019 D1 (Flewelling)
From Cambridge , C/2019 D1 (Flewelling) is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 21:31 (EDT) – 7 hours and 37 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 55° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 03:39.
Name C/2019 D1 (Flewelling)
Object Type Comet
|Right Ascension:||23h41m |
13.09 lightmin 
|Absolute Mag (V):||44.58|
|Semi-major axis:||111.34 AU|
|Longitude ascending node:||231.71°|
|Argument of perihelion:||70.52°|
|Epoch of elements:||13 May 2019|
|Mean Anomaly at epoch:||0.00°|
|Orbital period:||1174.88 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 3 June 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.