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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 17.0m
Declination3° 15'
ConstellationOrion
Distance from Earth2.260 AU
Last observed magnitude13.5
Date of last reported observation06/11/2017
Altitude-4.3°
Azimuth83° (E)
Angular separation from Sun150.9°
Ecliptic latitude-14.0°
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.160 AU
Perihelion2.602 AU
(09/05/2018)
Aphelion1,486.994 AU
Period20,327 years
Eccentricity0.996506
Inclination to ecliptic58.2°
Speed relative to Sun23.671 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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