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Comet 46P/Wirtanen

46P/Wirtanen is brighter than mag 10
R.A: 08h 57m 20s   Dec: +58° 34’ 59”
Observed Magnitude 6.3 (COBS)
Estimated Magnitude 12.6 (JPL)  fading
in Ursa Major   current altitude less than 30 degrees above the horizon