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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 ascension4h 1.1m
Declination29° 31'
ConstellationTaurus
Distance from Earth2.575 AU
Last observed magnitude11.0
Date of last reported observation19/02/2018
Altitude54.6°
Azimuth53° (NE)
Angular separation from Sun87.2°
Ecliptic latitude8.3°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.714 AU
Perihelion2.602 AU
(09/05/2018)
Aphelion1,447.975 AU
Period19,533 years
Eccentricity0.996412
Inclination to ecliptic58.2°
Speed relative to Sun25.543 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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