96P-C/Machholz

Observed:  Points: 75

Current Info for Observer

as of 12/11/2017 7:37 a.m.

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General Info

as of 12/11/2017 7:37 a.m.

TypeComet
Constellation Ophiuchus
Magnitude13
Peak Magnitude 0.18 (July 31, 2059)
OrbitsSun
Right ascension17:37:50.35 (Hours)
Declination-16:44:57.9 (Deg)
Distance from Earth2.54334AU
Closest Approach July 8, 2059 (0.849AU)
Distance from Sun1.57576AU
Elongation8:23:22.6

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