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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 8.8m
Declination18° 41'
ConstellationTaurus
Distance from Earth2.153 AU
Last observed magnitude10.5
Date of last reported observation15/01/2018
Altitude-7.0°
Azimuth301° (WNW)
Angular separation from Sun127.8°
Ecliptic latitude-1.7°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.864 AU
Perihelion2.602 AU
(09/05/2018)
Aphelion1,475.998 AU
Period20,102 years
Eccentricity0.996480
Inclination to ecliptic58.2°
Speed relative to Sun24.868 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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