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(35.9871°N, 80.3709°W)
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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 ascension15h 2.6m
Declination40° 34'
ConstellationBoötes
Distance from Earth3.620 AU
Last observed magnitude12.5
Date of last reported observation01/10/2018
Altitude28.5°
Azimuth301° (WNW)
Angular separation from Sun73.2°
Ecliptic latitude58.1°
Orbit
Distance from Sun3.466 AU
Perihelion2.602 AU
(09/05/2018)
Aphelion1,331.612 AU
Period17,231 years
Eccentricity0.996099
Inclination to ecliptic58.2°
Speed relative to Sun22.596 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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