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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 ascension8h 46.3m
Declination52° 41'
ConstellationUrsa Major
Distance from Earth3.504 AU
Last observed magnitude12.0
Date of last reported observation16/07/2018
Altitude31.2°
Azimuth315° (NW)
Angular separation from Sun33.3°
Ecliptic latitude45.2°
Orbit
Distance from Sun2.714 AU
Perihelion2.602 AU
(09/05/2018)
Aphelion1,377.582 AU
Period18,129 years
Eccentricity0.996229
Inclination to ecliptic58.2°
Speed relative to Sun25.545 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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