46P/Wirtanen

Observed:  Points: 50

Current Info for Observer

as of 10/22/2018 11:41 p.m.

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General Info

as of 10/22/2018 11:41 p.m.

TypeComet
Constellation Fornax
Magnitude8.01
Peak Magnitude 10.87 (July 2, 2089)
OrbitsSun
Right ascension2:00:59.86 (Hours)
Declination-31:59:34.1 (Deg)
Distance from Earth0.32386AU
Closest Approach Dec. 10, 2056 (0.071AU)
Distance from Sun1.25037AU
Elongation136:37:18.1

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