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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 ascension6h 10.8m
Declination47° 56'
ConstellationAuriga
Distance from Earth3.369 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation22/05/2018
Altitude-0.4°
Azimuth11° (N)
Angular separation from Sun35.3°
Ecliptic latitude32.4°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.609 AU
Perihelion2.602 AU
(09/05/2018)
Aphelion1,405.210 AU
Period18,676 years
Eccentricity0.996303
Inclination to ecliptic58.2°
Speed relative to Sun26.053 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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