45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova reaches its brightest
2017 Jan 6
Dominic Ford – originally published on In-The-Sky.org
For more information about its path across the sky, see In-The-Sky.org’s ephemeris page for comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova.
This event was automatically generated on the basis of orbital elements published by the Minor Planet Center (MPC).
Note that the future positions of comets are typically known with a high degree of confidence, but their brightnesses are often much more unpredictable, since it is impossible to predict with certainty how they will respond as they move closer to the Sun. Magnitude estimates should be assumed to be highly provisional more than a few weeks in advance.
The exact position of comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova will be:
The coordinates are given in J2000.0.
The details of this observing event were provided courtesy of In-The-Sky.org