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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 ascension12h 2.7m
Declination48° 12'
ConstellationUrsa Major
Distance from Earth3.546 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation27/08/2018
Altitude10.0°
Azimuth32° (NNE)
Angular separation from Sun48.2°
Ecliptic latitude55.0°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.973 AU
Perihelion2.602 AU
(09/05/2018)
Aphelion1,351.023 AU
Period17,608 years
Eccentricity0.996155
Inclination to ecliptic58.2°
Speed relative to Sun24.401 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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