The comet P/2013 CU129 (PANSTARRS)

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From Ashburn (click to change), P/2013 CU129 (PANSTARRS) is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 20:20 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 64° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:33, 88° above your north-eastern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:31, when it sinks to 25° above your north-western horizon.

Name P/2013 CU129 (PANSTARRS)
Object Type Comet
Current Position
Brightness (V mag):16.88
Right Ascension:09h13m
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Minor Planet Centre
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:2.88 AU
Longitude ascending node:46.23°
Argument of perihelion:211.93°
Epoch of elements:03 March 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:337.31°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:0.80 AU
Aphelion:4.96 AU
Orbital period:4.88 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 1 October 2013. 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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