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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 ascension3h 59.1m
Declination27° 53'
ConstellationTaurus
Distance from Earth2.498 AU
Last observed magnitude11.5
Date of last reported observation12/02/2018
Altitude8.8°
Azimuth299° (WNW)
Angular separation from Sun93.0°
Ecliptic latitude6.6°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.735 AU
Perihelion2.602 AU
(09/05/2018)
Aphelion1,447.975 AU
Period19,533 years
Eccentricity0.996412
Inclination to ecliptic58.2°
Speed relative to Sun25.447 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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