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Comet C/2016 R2 PANSTARRS

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Coarse finder chart
(Field of view: 60°, Max. star mag.: 5)
Fine finder chart
(Field of view: 2°, Max. star mag.: 12)
 
View from 90° above ecliptic plane
View from above comet orbital plane
 
Position
Right ascension5h 11.6m
Declination4° 14'
ConstellationOrion
Distance from Earth2.203 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation20/11/2017
Altitude53.0°
Azimuth167° (SSE)
Angular separation from Sun156.0°
Ecliptic latitude-13.0°
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.131 AU
Perihelion2.602 AU
(09/05/2018)
Aphelion1,486.994 AU
Period20,327 years
Eccentricity0.996506
Inclination to ecliptic58.2°
Speed relative to Sun23.781 km/s

Warning!
Never attempt to observe objects close to the sun without taking the proper precautions. In particular, never point optical instruments near the sun and look through them, or you risk permanent eye damage or blindness.
 

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